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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 its Sanskrit.) ========================================================================= Thomas Wier "I find it useful to meet my subjects personally, Dept. of Linguistics because our secret police don't get it right University of Chicago half the time." -- octogenarian Sheikh Zayed of 1010 E. 59th Street Abu Dhabi, to a French reporter. Chicago, IL 60637