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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. Óskar