Re: Unilang: the Syntax
|From:||Oskar Gudlaugsson <hr_oskar@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, April 26, 2001, 0:26|
On Wed, 25 Apr 2001 13:45:54 -0400, Andreas Johansson <and_yo@...>
>A li'l question: How do you plan to mark yes-or-no questions in Unilang?
>Intonation? Different word order, like in say Swedish? Auxiliary verb, like
>English? Interogative mood?
Good question :) Well, I've always loved the Chinese way: X-not-X? I've
usually presumed to use something like that in an auxlang. However, I think
I might have more than one type of negative: negative proper (the usual
type), dubitive ("probably not"), and emphatic negative ("not at all"). The
X-negative-X would then be the typical way of forming yes/no questions,
though the others could be used for a different connotation.