Re: ANADEWism? interrogative mood
|From:||Thomas R. Wier <trwier@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, December 23, 2004, 8:58|
From: "Mark J. Reed" <markjreed@...>
> Contemplating having a distinct set of verb forms for questions - not
> just a particle or a word-order inversion, but an inflection on the
> verb. What natlangs do this?
Meskwaki has a separate interrogative order. This is not common to
all Algonquian languages, though. (If the Algonquian family is
North America's Indo-European, then Meskwaki is often considered
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