Fun with questions

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Re: Fun with questions

Post by Iyionaku » Tue 25 Jul 2017, 09:04

:con: Ular

他杀有你?杀。无杀。
Tōn phàn ùr má? Phàn. Pãm phàn.

[tɔ̄n pʰɑ̀n ɹ̩̀ má | pʰɑ̀n | pɑ̃̄ː pʰɑ̀n]
3SG kill PST 2SG | kill | NEG kill
Did you kill him? Yes. No.

他无杀有你?杀。无杀。
Tōn pãm phàn ùr má? Phàn. Pãm phàn.

[tɔ̄n pɑ̃̄ː pʰɑ̀n ɹ̩̀ má | pʰɑ̀n | pʰɑ̀n]
3SG NEG kill PST 2SG | kill | NEG kill
Didn't you kill him? Yes. No.

什杀有你?
Rū phàn ùr má?

[ɹū pʰɑ̀n ɹ̩̀ mɑ́]
who kill PST 2SG
Who did you kill?

他杀有什?
Tōn phàn ùr rū?

[tɔ̄n pʰɑ̀n ɹ̩̀ mɑ́]
3SG kill PST who
Who killed him?

他怎杀有你?
Tōn mán phàn ùr má?

[tɔ̄n mɑ́n pʰɑ̀n ɹ̩̀ mɑ́]
3SG how kill PST 2SG
How did you kill him?
Heaven and Earth, but I feel the color of the cake when you keep the Victoria.
I had a mantra on the moss and I had to go to bed.


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Re: Fun with questions

Post by Iyionaku » Mon 30 Jul 2018, 09:53

:chn: Mandarin

你杀掉他吗?是的。/ 不是。
Nĭ shādiào tā ma? Shìde. / Bùshì.
2SG kill-COMPL 3SG.MASC POL | yes | no
Did you kill him? Yes. No.

你没杀掉他吗?不对。对了。
Nĭ méi shādiào tā ma? Bùduì. Duìle.
2SG NEG.PST kill-COMPL 3SG.MASC POL | false | true
Didn't you kill him? Yes. No.

Note that in Mandarin polar questions are inverse. So if you answer with 不对 (no), you say that you did kill him.

你杀掉谁?
Nĭ shādiào shéi?
2SG kill-COMPL who
Who did you kill?

谁杀掉他?
Shéi shādiào tā?
who kill-COMPL 3SG.MASC
Who killed him?

你是怎么杀掉他的?
Nĭ shì zěnme shādiào tā de?
2SG INT how kill 3SG.MASC INT
How did you kill him?
Heaven and Earth, but I feel the color of the cake when you keep the Victoria.
I had a mantra on the moss and I had to go to bed.


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Re: Fun with questions

Post by GrandPiano » Wed 01 Aug 2018, 02:05

:ryu: Okinawan (my attempt, using an informal register)

(っやーや)あり殺ちゃみ?
(Qyaa ya) ari kuruchami?

[(ʔjaː ja) ʔaɾi kuɾut͡ɕami]
(qyaa ya) ari kuru-cha-mi
(2SG TOP) DIST kill-PST-Q

Did you kill him?

いー。 / いぃーいぃー。
Ii. / Yiiyii.

[ʔiː / jiːjiː]
ii / yiiyii
yes / no

Yes. / No.

(っやーや)あり殺さんたみ?
(Qyaa ya) ari kurusantami?

[(ʔjaː ja) ʔaɾi kuɾusan̩tami]
(qyaa ya) ari kurus-an-ta-mi
(2SG TOP) DIST kill-NEG-PST-Q

Didn't you kill him?

いぃーいぃー。 / いー。
Yiiyii. / Ii.

[jiːjiː / ʔiː]
yiiyii / ii
no / yes

Yes. / No. (I'm assuming Okinawan does this the same as Japanese, which is the opposite of English)

(っやーや)誰殺ちゃが?
(Qyaa ya) taa kuruchaga?

[(ʔjaː ja) taː kuɾut͡ɕaga]
(qyaa ya) taa kuru-cha-ga
(2SG TOP) who kill-PST-WH.Q

Who did you kill?

誰があり殺ちゃが?
Taa ga ari kuruchaga?

[taː ga ʔaɾi kurut͡ɕaga]
taa ga ari kuru-cha-ga
who NOM DIST kill-PST-WH.Q

Who killed him?

ちゃーさが?
Chaa saga?

[t͡ɕaː saga]
chaa sa-ga
how do.PST-WH.Q

How did you do it?

(Okinawan has pitch accent, but I decided not to attempt to indicate it here)
:eng: - Native
:chn: - B2
:esp: - A2
:jpn: - A2
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Re: Fun with questions

Post by Reyzadren » Wed 01 Aug 2018, 22:49

:con: griuskant (without the conscript)

ost saerpa raes urva?
/'ɔst 'serpa 'res urva/
2SG kill-V 3SG Q

ost shur saerpa raes urva?
/'ɔst 'ʃur 'serpa 'res urva/
2SG NEG kill-V 3SG Q

ost saerpa vi?
/'ɔst 'serpa 'vi/
2SG kill-V who

vi saerpa raes?
/'vi 'serpa 'res/
who kill-V 3SG

ost ara vae?
/'ɔst 'ara 've/
2SG do-V how
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Re: Fun with questions

Post by Imralu » Mon 06 Aug 2018, 03:51

:tan: Swahili

Je, ulimuua? - Ndiyo. / Hapana.
je | u-li-mu-u(a) | ndi-yo | ha-pa-na
Q | 2S-PST-CL1-kill | COP.EMPH-CL9 | NEG-CL16-COM
Did you kill him? - Yes. / No.

Je, hukumuua? - Hapana. / Ndiyo.
je | h-u-ku-mu-u(a) | ha-pa-na | ndi-yo
Q | NEG-2S-NEG.PST-CL1-kill | NEG-CL16-COM | COP.EMPH-CL9
Didn't you kill him? - Yes. / No.

Ulimuua nani?
u-li-mu-u(a) nani
2S-PST-CL1-kill who
Who did you kill?

Nani alimuua?
nani a-li-mu-u(a)
who CL1-PST-CL1-kill
Who killed him?

Ulimuuaje?
u-li-mu-u(a)-je
2S-PST-CL1-kill-how
How did you kill him?

Ulifanyaje?
u-li-fany(a)-je
2S-PST-do-how
How did you do it?
Glossing Abbreviations: COMP = comparative, C = complementiser, ACS / ICS = accessible / inaccessible, GDV = gerundive, SPEC / NSPC = specific / non-specific, AG = agent, E = entity (person, animal, thing)
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Re: Fun with questions

Post by Imralu » Mon 06 Aug 2018, 04:03

:con: Ngehu (aka Wena)

Ha wa i zi ngu zyi? - Ndwa. / Ze.
Q 2S COP priorE killA GEN.DEF | trueE | NEG.E
Did you kill him? - Yes. / No.

Ha wa i ze zi ngu zyi? - Ze. / Ndwa.
Q 2S COP NEG.E priorE killA GEN.DEF | NEG.E | trueE
Didn't you kill him? - Yes. / No.

Wa i zi ngu mya(ngo)?
2S COP priorE killA GEN.what(person)
Who did you kill?

Ma(ngo) i zi ngu zyi?
what(person) COP priorE killA GEN.DEF
Who killed him?

Wa i zi hwa u ma(hwa)?
2S COP priorE actA ADV what(actA)
How did you do it? ("You did it, being what?")

Ma i ndo zyu wa i zi hwa.
what COP way GEN.C 2S COP priorE actA
How did you do it? ("What is the manner of that you did?")
Glossing Abbreviations: COMP = comparative, C = complementiser, ACS / ICS = accessible / inaccessible, GDV = gerundive, SPEC / NSPC = specific / non-specific, AG = agent, E = entity (person, animal, thing)
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