# covington gloss in multicolumn in a Beamer slide … randomly inserted line

My wife is trying to create a presentation for her PhD linguistics class and the minimal example I have here is:

\documentclass[american,table]{beamer}
\usepackage{multicol}
\usepackage{covington}
\usepackage{polyglossia}

\begin{document}
\begin{frame}[fragile]{Slide 1}
\begin{multicols}{2}
Richard is hungry
\glt 'Richard is hungry.'
\glend
\columnbreak{}
Richard has hunger
\glt 'Richard is hungry.'
\glend
\end{multicols}
\end{frame}
\end{document}


Notice how the second example has inserted line before the translation line. Anybody any idea how to avoid this superfluous line? Is there any better method how to make a tableaux with two glosses (normal LaTeX table didn't work and multicolumn as a workaround has been suggested here on the StackExchange)?

Thank you

• What's the reason for multicols rather the column feature of beamer? Anyway, I don't get the wrong spacing from the presented code. – egreg Apr 9 at 9:07
• @egreg YES! The reason is I am an idiot and the Beamer User Guide is too long for my small brain. Make this answer into proper Answer, so I can approve it. Thank you! – mcepl Apr 9 at 23:46

I suggest using the standard Beamer columns environment:

\documentclass{beamer}
\usepackage{covington}

\begin{document}
\begin{frame}[fragile]{Slide 1}
\begin{columns}[t]
\begin{column}{0.4\textwidth}
Richard is hungry
\glt 'Richard is hungry.'
\glend
\end{column}
\begin{column}{0.4\textwidth}