## LaTeX forum ⇒ LyX ⇒ No interlinear on first line of gloss? Topic is solved

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Hiram
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Joined: Thu Nov 29, 2012 2:05 am

### No interlinear on first line of gloss?

I'm trying to create linguistic examples with interlinear glosses where the first line is not interlinearized. This would be useful for adding a line of orthographic text in the local language, then having a line of IPA marked for clitics/affixes, and then appropriate glosses.

I'm attaching a minimal example as a LyX file, which should be pretty straightforward. I'm also attaching a couple PDFs. The first is what the LyX file outputs. The second is what I have been able to do through a variety of workaround solutions. I'm hoping someone on the list has a much simpler redefinition code that would allow me to adjust the Tri-glosse environment.

What I currently get:
current example
Gloss and Tri-glosse.jpg (34.93 KiB) Viewed 3924 times

What I want to get:
intended result
Gloss and Tri-glosse X.jpg (18.84 KiB) Viewed 3924 times
Attachments
Gloss and Tri-glosse.lyx
Minimal working example

Hiram
Posts: 15
Joined: Thu Nov 29, 2012 2:05 am
SOLVED!

So excited when I found this solution, after many headaches, trial and error. I was able to locally redefine the \threesent macro for covington.sty in my preamble.

Just paste the following code in your document's preamble:

{\catcode\^^M=12 \endlinechar=-1 % 12 = other
\gdef\threesent#1^^M#2^^M#3^^M % #1 = first line, #2 = second line, #3 = third
{\eachwordone#1\newline%
\getwords(\linetwo,\eachwordtwo)#2 ^^M%
\getwords(\linethree,\eachwordthree)#3 ^^M%
\loop\lastword{\eachwordtwo}{\linetwo}{\wordtwo}%
\lastword{\eachwordthree}{\linethree}{\wordthree}%
\global\setbox\gline=\hbox{\unhbox\gline
\hskip\glossglue
\vtop{\box\lineone%\wordone   % vtop was vbox
\nointerlineskip
\box\wordtwo
\nointerlineskip
\box\wordthree
}%
}%
\testdone
\ifnotdone
\repeat
\egroup % matches \bgroup in \gloss
}
}
`

This prints the first line of Tri-Glosse as an un-interlinearized line and then the following two lines are interlinearized.

I'm also attaching a .LyX file as a MWE.
Attachments
Gloss and Tri-glosse.lyx
Working example with preamble code