interrogative tail or head ?
|Date:||Monday, June 11, 2001, 12:14|
questions are often psychologically unwelcome, not only due to their
forcing character to answer, but also due to their surprising
character (only in spoken speech).
"surprising" due to the appearance of question marks (or raising
intonation) at the end of a sentence.
even the chinese interrogativ-particle "ne" apears at the end.
for many particles , the final apearence is usefull, because we
humans talk sometimes "brainstorming-like" without having the complete
sentence we want to tell our listeners in mind,
before we open our mouth.
but doesnt exist the interrogative intention of a speaker always in mind
*before* man formulates the question ?
so how come that our interrogative particles dont appearn at the head
of a sentence ?
head-interrogation or tail-interrogation? what is more natural ?