Re: Spanish-related question ((q)SVO ?):question words
|Date:||Sunday, September 26, 2004, 8:44|
In Tunu, the question word "mari" precedes the word in question:
Kamu amari tumunai kasu? Do you eat fish?
You do-yes-or-no eat fish?
Mari kamu atumunai kasu? Is it you who eats fish?
Yes-or-no you do-eat fish?
Kamu atumunai mari kasu? Is it fish that you eat?
You do-eat yes-or-no fish?
Kama aruninai marinai ukamu atumunai kasu. He knows whether you eat fish.
He does-know yes-or-no-i.e. that-you eat fish.
What/which is mana:
Kamu atumunai kasu mana? What fish do you eat?
John Leland <Lelandconlang@...> wrote:
In Rihana-ye, questions are indicated by adding the suffix -hi to verbs:
Feba mafa wigo-hi?
You fish ate-query?
Means "Did you eat the fish?"