Re: Never violate a universal unless it seems like a good idea at the time
|From:||Herman Miller <hmiller@...>|
|Date:||Monday, September 8, 2003, 0:02|
On Sat, 6 Sep 2003 12:29:56 EDT, Doug Dee <AmateurLinguist@...> wrote:
>#9 is about question particles that come at the beginning or end of a
>sentence to indicate it's a question. E.g., in Esperanto, a yes/no question begins
>with "C^u" (or cxu or chu or however you want me to represent
>Esperanto conforms to this universal -- its question particle is initial, and
>Esperanto is prepositional.
>If a prepositional language has a sentence-final question particle, that's a
Hmm... I'm pretty sure Ludireo violates this one. It's been a while since I
looked at Ludireo syntax, but I seem to recall that it's prepositional.