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Fun with questions

Post by Nortaneous » 05 Jan 2011 05:11

A few short TCs to test your lang's question structure, since I just developed the question bit of Sérhes Kéttw.

Did you kill him?
Yes. / No.

Didn't you kill him?
Yes. / No.

Who did you kill?
Who killed him?
How did you do it?


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Sérhes Kéttw: (some of these are probably wrong but whatever I'm tired)

[ˈeɾʌ̈n hɐsɛ̈jˈnɑʰkʌ̈ʰt]
Éran ḩasainákkrat?
ér=an ḩa-sai-nák~k-ra-t
3S=TOP PAST-Q-death~CAUS-PTRG.PRF-2S
Did you kill him?

or:

[ˈt͡søɥɞn hɐsɛ̈jˈnaʰkɐʰt]
Céyan ḩasainákkatt?
céy=an ḩa-sai-nák~k-t-t
2S=TOP PAST-Q-death~CAUS-ATRG.PRF-2S
Did you kill him?

[ˈɲe / ˈʋɞɥ]
Nié. / Váy.
Yes. / No.

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[ˈeɾɐn hɐsɛ̈jˈnɑʰkɾʌ̈ŋʌ̈t]
Éran ḩasainákkrangat?
ér=an ḩa-sai-nák~k-ra-nga-t
3S-DAT=TOP PAST-Q-death~CAUS-PTRG.PRF-NEG-2S
Didn't you kill him?

or:

[ˈt͡søɥɞn hɐsɛ̈jˈnaʰkɐʰn̥ɐt]
Céyan ḩasainákkannat?
céy=an ḩa-sai-nák~k-t-nga-t
2S=TOP PAST-Q-death~CAUS-ATRG.PRF-NEG-2S
Didn't you kill him?

[ɐˈɾøɥ / ˈʋɞɥ]
Aréy. / Váy.
Yes. / No.

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[ˈeɾjɛ hɐsɛ̈jˈnɑʰkʌ̈t]
Éria ḩasainákkrat?
ér=ia ḩa-sai-nák~k-ra-t
3S=TOP.Q PAST-Q-death~CAUS-PTRG.PRF-2S
Who did you kill? (note that no other form is possible -- the interrogative word must be the topic. a question like "Who killed whom?" would have to be translated as two clauses, then; probably something like "Who killed (intransitive) and who got killed (transitive, patient focus, null person marking)

[ˈeɾjɛ̈ (ˈeɾj‿ˈeɾ) hɐsɛ̈jˈnɑʰkɐt]
Éria (ér) ḩasainákkat?
ér=ia (ér) ḩa-sai-nák~k-t-Ø
3S=TOP.Q (3S) PAST-Q-death~CAUS-ATRG.PRF-3S
Who killed him?

[ˈejɾɪɕɛ hɛ̈jˈsɘŋt]
Éiresia ḩaiséngt?
érai-es=ia ḩa-sai-ḩéng-Ø-t
method-INS=TOP.Q PAST-Q-do-INTR.PRF-2S
How did you do it? (note metathesis in VCVCV environments)

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Re: Fun with questions

Post by Ossicone » 05 Jan 2011 05:33

:con: Inyauk:

Did you kill him?
¿Zarfím tá-aralak ní-a?
θaɾ-fí-im táar-al-ak ní-ia
Q-2sg-AGT kill-PST-END 3sg.BEN

Átx. / Ján.

Did you kill him?
¿Fím zirtá-aralak ní-a?
fí-im θiɾ-táar-al-ak ní-ia
2sg-AGT Q-kill-PST-END 3sg.BEN

Átx. / Ján.

Did you kill him?
¿Fím tá-aralak zarní-a?
fí-im táar-al-ak θaɾ-ní-ia
2sg-AGT kill-PST-END Q-3sg.BEN

Átx. / Ján.

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Didn't you kill him?
¿Zarfím yatá-aralak ní-a?
θaɾ-fí-im ja-táar-al-ak ní-ia
Q-2sg-AGT NEG-kill-PST-END 3sg.BEN

Átx. / Ján.

Didn't you kill him?
¿Fím yazirtá-aralak ní-a?
fí-im ja-θiɾ-táar-al-ak ní-ia
2sg-AGT NEG-Q-kill-PST-END 3sg.BEN

Átx. / Ján.

Didn't you kill him?
¿Fím yatá-aralak zarní-a?
fí-im ja-táar-al-ak θaɾ-ní-ia
2sg-AGT NEG-kill-PST-END Q-3sg.BEN

Átx. / Ján.

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Who did you kill?
¿Fím tá-aralak zarínyakia?
fí-im táar-al-ak θaɾ-íɲak-ia
2sg-AGT kill-PST-END Q-person-BEN

Who killed him?
¿Zarínyakim tá-aralak ní-a?
θaɾ-íɲak-im táar-al-ak ní-ia
Q-person-AGT kill-PST-END 3sg-BEN

OR

¿Zím tá-aralak ínyakia?
θí-im táar-al-ak íɲak-ia
4sg-AGT kill-PST-END person-BEN

How did you do it?
¿Fím álatxalak zarmíraθur?
fí-im álaʧ-al-ak θaɾ-míɾaθ-uɾ
2sg-AGT use-PST-END Q-path-MNS

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Re: Fun with questions

Post by Trailsend » 05 Jan 2011 06:18

Toèrrùukúlkuk tií?
toèr<ùu-k-ú-lk.u>k tií
death<2.LEAD.S-PERF-TR-CLS(masc).LEAD.S> Y/N_Q
Did you kill him?

Káu tií toèrrurukúlkuk?
k<áu> tií toèr<ùu-k-ú-lk.u>k
2<DIR.LEAD.S> Y/N_Q death<LEAD-CLS(predator).LEAD.S-PERF-TR-CLS(masc).LEAD.S>
Did you kill him?

Oláuku tií toèrrùukúruk?
k<áu> tií toèr<ùu-k-ú-lk.u>k
CLS(masc)<DIR.LEAD.S> Y/N_Q death<2.LEAD.S-PERF-TR-CLS(predator).LEAD.S>
Did you kill him?

Háa toèrrùukúlkuk tií?
háa toèr<ùu-k-ú-lk.u>k tií
HAA death<2.LEAD.S-PERF-TR-CLS(masc).LEAD.S> Y/N_Q
Didn't you kill him? (I believe you did)

Náa toèrrùukúlkuk tií?
náa toèr<ùu-k-ú-lk.u>k tií
NAA death<2.LEAD.S-PERF-TR-CLS(masc).LEAD.S> Y/N_Q
Didn't you kill him? (I thought you did but now I'm not sure)

Toèrrùukúruk hií?
toèr<ùu-k-ú-r.u>k hií
death<2.LEAD.S-PERF-TR-CLS(predator).LEAD.S> Q
Who did you kill?

Toèrrurhrukúlkuk hií?
toèr<u-rhr.u-k-ú-lk.u>k hií
death<LEAD-CLS(danger).LEAD.S-PERF-TR-CLS(masc).LEAD.S> Q
Who killed him?

Toèrrusokukúlkuk hií?
toèr<u-s<o>-k.u-k-ú-lk.u>k hií
death<LEAD-AUX<VIA.INAN>-2.LEAD.S-PERF-TR-CLS(masc).LEAD.S> Q
How did you kill him?

Sái / Íing
AFF<FOLLOW> / NEG<FOLLOW>
Yes/no
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Re: Fun with questions

Post by Czwartek » 05 Jan 2011 14:50

Polish:
Did you kill him?
Czy zabiłeś go?

Didn't you kill him?
Czy nie zabiłeś go?

Who did you kill?
Kogo zabiłeś?

Who killed him?
Kto go zabił?

How did you do it?
Jak to zrobiłeś?

Yes/No
Tak/Nie

Norwegian:
Did you kill him?
Drepte du ham?

Didn't you kill him?
Drepte du ikke ham?

Who did you kill?
Hvem drepte du?

Who killed him?
Hvem drepte ham?

How did you do it?
Hvordan gjorde du det?

Yes/No
Ja/Nei

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Re: Fun with questions

Post by Ilaeriu » 08 Jan 2011 02:33

:tgl: Filipino

Pinatay mo ba siya?
Oo. / Hindi.
Did you kill him?

Hindi mo ba siya pinatay?
Oo. / Hindi.

Sino mo bang pinatay?

Sino bang pinatay?

Paano mong ginawa?

:con: Aentoui

Atukkurajo jau nno no?
atu-kkurajo jau nno no
PAST.POLITE-kill 2S.SUBJ 3S.OBJ INT
Did you kill him?

Atukkurajonne jau nno no?
atu-kkurajo-nne jau nno no
PAST.POLITE-kill-NEG 2S.SUBJ 3S.OBJ INT
Didn't you kill him?

Atukkurajo jau enau?
atu-kkurako jau enau
PAST.POLITE-kill 2S.SUBJ who
Who did you kill?

Atukkurajo enau nno?
PAST.POLITE-kill who 3S.OBJ
Who killed him?

Enaat atukaua jau?
how PAST.POLITE-do 2S.SUBJ?
How did you do (it)?
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Re: Fun with questions

Post by Yagia1 » 09 Jan 2011 14:37

Dutch:
Did you kill him?
Yes. / No.
Heb je hem vermoord?
Heb jij hem vermoord?
Heb je hém vermoord?
Ja, ik heb hem vermoord / Nee, ik heb hem niet vermoord

italic: topic is marked by stress / pitch accent

Didn't you kill him?
Heb je hem niet vermoord
Nee! Ik heb hem niet vermoord! (No! I did not kill him!)
Ja! Ik heb hem wel vermoord! (Yes! I did kill him)

Who did you kill?
Wie heb je vermoord?
Who killed him?
Wie vermoordde hem?
How did you do it?
Hoe heb je het gedaan?

Vayardyio:

Ni ono scandrésitava?
if[QUEST PART]him.kill[2sg PERF]

Ni siou ono scandrésitava?
if[QUEST PART]you.him.kill[2sg PERF]

Né io éno scandrésitava?
if[QUEST PART]he.that[REL ART]kill[2sg PERF]

Gani (Yes) / Yé (No)

Ni yé ono scandrésitava
if[QUEST PART].not.him.kill[2sg PERF]
"I did not kill him" (negation of the act of killing)

Ni yé oni scandrésitava
if[QUEST PART].not.him[PARTITIVE].kill[2sg PERF]
"It was not him who I killed (but someone else)"

Atio scandrésitava?
who[OBL].kill [2sg PERF]
"Who did you kill?"

Ato 'no scandrésita?
who[SUBJ].him.kill[3sg PERF]
"Who killed him?"

Fé o ésitava?
how.it[OBL].do [2 sg PERF]
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Re: Fun with questions

Post by taylorS » 12 Jan 2011 07:09

Plitnakya:

Yagoxmheubkii? Woi/Ze.
ya-go-xmheub-k-ii
2SG-3SG-kill-PST1-Q
Did you kill him? Yes. / No.

Yagoxmheubkatzii? Woi/Ze.
ya-go-xmheub-ka-tz-ii
2SG-3SG-kill-PST1-NEG-Q
Didn't you kill him? Yes. / No.

Yatfuxmheubkii?
ya-tfu-xmheub-k-ii
2SG-INTEROG-kill-PST1-Q
Who did you kill?

Gotfumaaxmheubkii?
go-tfu-maa-xmheub-k-ii
3SG-INTEROG-INVERSE-kill-PST1-Q
Who killed him?

Yagoyhoikii lop?
ya-go-yhoi-k-ii lop?
2SG-3SG-do-PST1-Q how
How did you do it?

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Re: Fun with questions

Post by MrKrov » 14 Jun 2012 03:01

:con: Pag-buum
Hus k'a̤t lum laŋ t'e?
/xus kʰat lum laŋ tʰe/
Q kill you person that
Did you kill him?

mik / ti
IPA ALREADY
yes / no

Hus som k'a̤t lum laŋ t'e?
/xus som kʰat lum laŋ tʰe/
Q not kill you person that
Did you kill him?

ti / mik
IPA ALREADY
yes / no

hus k'a̤t lum daŋ?
/xus kʰat lum daŋ/
Q kill you who
Who did you kill?

Hus k'a̤t daŋ laŋ t'e?
/xus kʰat daŋ laŋ tʰe/
Q kill who person that
Who killed him?

Hus lee lum waŋ?
/xus leː lum waŋ/
Q use you what?
How did you do it?
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Re: Fun with questions

Post by Visinoid » 14 Jun 2012 03:40

:fra:

Did you kill him?
L'as-tu tué ?
him-her.CLITIC have.2s you.NOM killed.PASTPART
[la ty 'tɥe]

Yes. / No.
Oui. / Non.
yes / no
[wi / nɔ̃]

Didn't you kill him?
(Ne) l'as-tu pas tué ?
(not.1) him-her.CLITIC have.2s you.NOM not.2 killed.PASTPART
[(nə) la ty pa 'tɥe]

Yes. / No.
Si. Non.
yes.EMPHATIC / no
[si / nɔ̃]

Who did you kill?
Qui as-tu tué ?
who have.2s you.NOM killed.PASTPART
['ki a ty 'tɥe]

Who killed him?
Qui l'a tué ?
who him-her.CLITIC have.3s killed.PASTPART
['ki la 'tɥe]

How did you do it?
Comment l'as-tu fait ?
how him-her.CLITIC have.2s you.NOM done.PASTPART
[kɔ.'mɑ̃ la ty 'fɛ]

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Re: Fun with questions

Post by Xing » 14 Jun 2012 03:43

:con: Wateu

ko paːˈuːku aː ŋoː joː
Ko pauku a no yo?
PRF kill erg 2s 3s
"Did you kill him?"

ˈaːwi ˈliːe
Awi. / Lie.
yes / no
"yes / no"

ko kuː paːˈuːku aː ŋoː joː
Ko ku pauku a no yo?
PRF NEG kill ERG 2s 3s
"Didn't you kill him?"

ˈliːe ˈaːwi
Lie. / Awi.
yes (statement false) / no (statement true)
"yes / no"

e mʷwei̯ ko paːˈuːku aː ŋoː
E mwei ko pauku a no?
PRS who PRF kill ERG 2s

e mʷwei̯ ko paːˈuːku joː
E mwei ko pauku yo?
PRS who PRF kill 3s

e ˈmʷweːko ko teːte aː ŋoː
E mweko ko tete a no?
PRS how PRF do ERG 2s

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Re: Fun with questions

Post by masako » 14 Jun 2012 04:28

Kala:

na'eha mataye ka
1sg.P.3sg to.kill-PST INT
Did you kill him?

a / ak
to.be / to.be-NEG
Yes. / No.

na'eha mataye a ka
1sg.P.3sg to.kill-PST to.be INT
Didn't you kill him?

a / ak
to.be / to.be-NEG
Yes. / No.

ko ta mataye ka
AG 2sg to.kill-PST INT
Who did you kill?

ko eha mataye ka
AG P.3sg to.kill-PST INT
Who killed him?

to na'etla muyaye ka
manner 1sg.P.4sg to.do-PST INT
How did you do it?

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Re: Fun with questions

Post by DanH34 » 14 Jun 2012 10:27

:eng:

1a) Did you kill him?
1b) Yes. / No.

2a) Didn't you kill him?
2b) Yes. / No.

3a) Who did you kill?
3b) Who killed him?
3c) How did you do it?

:con: Zidhgebzhail

1a) zef dil gOkhtun[-hyn]?
z-ef d-il g-Okhtu-n-hyn?
3-ACC.SG.M.TOP 2-ERG.SG.M[.FOC] PST-kill-SIMPLE[-FOC]
Did you kill him?

1b) iel/oig.
Yes/no.

2a) zef dil gOkhtunoi[-hyn]?
z-ef d-il g-Okhtu-n-oi[-hyn]?
3-ACC.SG.M.TOP 2-ERG.SG.M[.FOC] PST-kill-SIMPLE-NEG_REALIS[-FOC]
Didn't you kill him?

2b) iel/oig
Yes (I killed him)/no (I didn't kill him)

3a) dil kw[oz]ef gOkhtun?
d-il kw-[oz]-ef g-Okhtu-n?
2-ERG.SG.M.TOP Q-[man]-ACC.SG.M.FOC PST-kill-SIMPLE
What[/whom] did you kill

3b) zef kw[oz]il gOkhtun?
z-ef kw-[oz]-il g-Okhtu-n?
3-ACC.SG.M.TOP Q-[man]-ERG.SG.M.FOC PST-kill-SIMPLE
What[/who] killed him?

3c) bukhef dil kw[uug]aung gEn?
bukh-ef d-il kw-uug-aung g-E-n?
PROXIMAL_INANIMATE_DEMONSTRATIVE_PRONOUN-ACC.SG.M.TOP 2-ERG.SG.M Q-[MANNER]-INSTR.SG.M.FOC PST-kill-SIMPLE
You did this using what [manner]?
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Re: Fun with questions

Post by Chagen » 21 Jun 2012 17:15

:con: Pazmat:

1. Acj Qixos craczjesō?
[DEM man/boy-ACC kill-PST-2.SG-Q]

"Craczji/Craczjix."
[kill-PST-1.SG/kill-PST-1.SG-NEG]
"Yes/No"

2. "Acj Qixos craczjesō, ta?"
[DEM man/boy-ACC kill-PST-2.SG-Q, REV]

"Qun/Ist qun."
[correct/NEG correct]
"No (I didn't kill him)/Yes (I killed him)"

3: Icj craczjesō?"
[what/who kill--PST-2.SG-Q]

4: "Icj acj Qixos craczjothusō?"
[what/who DEM man-ACC kill-PST-4.PER-Q]

5: "Īcj acj Qixos ezjesō?"
[how DEM man/boy-ACC do-PST-2.SG-Q]


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Pazmat is a wierd mixture of a four-form, echo, AND agreement language.
Nūdenku waga honji ma naku honyasi ne ika-ika ichamase!
female-appearance=despite boy-voice=PAT hold boy-youth=TOP very be.cute-3PL
Honyasi zō honyasi ma naidasu.
boy-youth=AGT boy-youth=PAT love.romantically-3S

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Re: Fun with questions

Post by thetha » 21 Jun 2012 21:14

:con: Kàmo:
Kàmigàtiási tao?
CL1-kill.PERF-2S Q
Did you kill him?

Apiá/Apàosii.
do.PERF | do.NEG-PERF
Yes | No.

Kàmigàtiáka apisi tao?
CL1-kill.PERF-NMLZ do-2S Q
Didn't you kill him?

Apiá/Apàosii.
Yes | No.

Kàmigàtiáska haito?
CL1-kill.PERF-2S.NMLZ which.Q
Who did you kill?

Kàmigàtiáka haito?
CL1-kill.PERF-NMLZ which.Q
Who killed him?

Apiáska kota?
do.PERF-2S.NMLZ how.Q
How did you do it?
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The words for yes and no in Kàmo are generally translated as 'It happened' and 'It didn't happen' respectively.

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Re: Fun with questions

Post by Bagliun Edar » 28 Mar 2014 15:46

:con: Obulamga

I restored the interrogative mood, but now there are generally two ways of asking for information; one is by questions and another one by using precatives, imperatives, or supplicatives. The precatives are equivalent in politeness levels to the interrogatives.

Interrogatives:
Thrubugloamel abameazom?
[ˈðɾubuglɔˌamɛl ˈabamɛˌazɔm]
thrubu-glo-amel abam-e-azom
kill-INT.POL-2SG.NOM person-SG.DEF.MASC-that.3RD
Did you kill him?

Thrubugloamel genabameazom?
[ˈðɾubuglɔˌamɛl ˈgɛnabamɛˌazɔm]
thrubu-glo-amel gen-abam-e-azom
kill-INT.POL-2SG.NOM truth_value_of-person-SG.DEF.MASC-that.3RD
Did you kill him?

Genabamearegen thrubuglo abameazom?
[ˈgɛnabamɛaˌɾɛgɛn ˈðɾubuglɔ ˈabamɛˌazɔm]
gen-abam-e-are-gen thrubu-glo abam-e-azom
truth_value_of-person-SG.DEF.MASC-that.2ND-end_truth_value kill-INT.POL person-SG.DEF.MASC-that.3RD
Did you kill him?

Glothrubuamel abameazom?
[ˈglɔðɾubuˌamɛl ˈabamɛˌazɔm]
glo-thrubu-amel abam-e-azom
INT.NEG-kill-2SG.NOM person-SG.DEF.MASC-that.3RD
Didn't you kill him?

Thrubugloamelaldi?
[ˈðɾubuglɔamɛˌlaldi]
thrubu-glo-amel-aldi
kill-INT.POL-2SG.NOM-who.ACC
Who did you kill?

Thrubugloeldi abameazom?
[ˈðɾubuglɔˌɛldi ˈabamɛˌazɔm]
thrubu-glo-eldi abam-e-azom
kill-INT.POL-who.NOM person-SG.DEF.MASC-that.3RD
Who killed him?

There is no question for "How did you do it?", because there is no pronoun standing for "how".

Precatives:
Lamno genthrejubuamel abameazom.
[ˈlamnɔ ˈgɛnðɾɛʒubuˌamɛl ˈabamɛˌazɔm]
lam-no gen-thr<ej>ubu-amel abam-e-azom
say-PREC.POL truth_value_of-<INF>kill-2SG.NOM person-SG.DEF.MASC-that.3RD
Tell me whether or not you killed him.

Lamno genthrujubuamel abameazom.
[ˈlamnɔ ˈgɛnðɾuʒubuˌamɛl ˈabamɛˌazɔm]
lam-no gen-thr<uj>ubu-amel abam-e-azom
say-PREC.POL truth_value_of-<INF.NEG>kill-2SG.NOM person-SG.DEF.MASC-that.3RD
Tell me whether or not you didn't kill him.

Lamno threjubuamelaldi.
[ˈlamnɔ ˈðɾɛʒubuamɛˌlaldi]
lam-no thr<ej>ubu-amel-aldi
say-PREC.POL <INF>kill-2SG.NOM-who.ACC
Tell me who did you kill.

Lamno threjubuoramel.
[ˈlamnɔ ˈðɾɛʒubuɔˌɾamɛl]
lam-no thr<ej>ubu-or-amel
say-PREC.POL <INF>kill-PASS-2SG.NOM
Tell me (who) did you kill.

Lamno threjubu abameazom.
[ˈlamnɔ ˈðɾɛʒubu ˈabamɛˌazɔm]
lam-no thr<ej>ubu abam-e-azom
say-PREC.POL <INF>kill person-SG.DEF.MASC-that.3RD
Tell me who killed him.

Lamno thejamamorthi abamearebal.
[ˈlamnɔ ˈðɛʒamaˌmɔɾði ˈabamɛaˌɾɛbal]
lam-no th<ej>amam-or-thi abam-e-are-bal
say-PREC.POL <INF>do-PASS-how person-SG.DEF.MASC-that.2ND-ERG
Tell me (how) did you do it.
Lit. Say (how) to-be-done by-that(2nd)-person.
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Re: Fun with questions

Post by Micamo » 28 Mar 2014 16:26

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(In all of these translations, the pronoun "neke" can be pro-dropped. Also, they assume the recent past tense.)

neke yitino?
neke y-iti-no
3m 2.A-kill-REC.NWIT
Did you kill him? (Polar questions marked with only a rising intonation.)

a. / owa.
Yes. / No.

neke itini yano?
neke iti-ni y-a-no
3m kill-NEG.NMLZ 2.A-be-REC.NWIT
Didn't you kill him?

a. / owa.
Yes. / No.

aki yitino?
aki y-iti-no
who 2.A-kill-REC.NWIT
Who did you kill?

aki neke itino?
aki neke iti-no
who 3m kill-REC.NWIT
Who killed him?

eke iro yakano?
eke iro ya-ka-no
how 3n 2.A-do-REC.NWIT
How did you do it?
My pronouns are <xie> [ʒiː] / <xer> [ʒɚ]

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Re: Fun with questions

Post by Plusquamperfekt » 28 Mar 2014 17:39

:con: Miwonša

Did you kill him?
Niwačkišit?
kill<PAST>-2SG-3SG

Yes. / No.
Ti kwan. / Žai.

Didn't you kill him?
Žai niwačkišit?
not kill<PAST>-2SG-3SG?

Yes / No
Kwašti! / Žai.

Who did you kill?
Čwoi niwačkiš?
who-ACC kill<PAST>-2SG

Who killed him?
Čwo niwačkifit?
who-GEN kill<PAST>-3SG-3SG

How did you do it?
Cam sjai ruyačišit??
how DET.ACC do<PAST>-2SG-3SG

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Re: Fun with questions

Post by Lao Kou » 29 Mar 2014 05:08

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Öçek lé söböt hönggavökh?
[øˈɕɛk le ˈsøbøt ˌhø.ŋˈgavøx]
2SG-NOM AUX.PAST 3SG-ACC kill-INTERR
Did you kill him?

Shau. / Glé.
[ʃɔ] / [gle]
Yes. / No.

Fenfe lé fökhöt hönggavökh?
[ˈfɛnfɛ ˌle ˈføxøt ˌhø.ŋˈgavøx]
2SG-NOM.NEG AUX.PAST 3SG-ACC.NEG kill-INTERR
Didn't you kill him?

Zhgai. / Gnöi.
[ʒgaj] / [gnøj]
Yes. / No.

Öçek lé chethset hönggavökh?
[øˈɕɛk le ˈtʃɛθsɛt ˌhø.ŋˈgavøx]
2SG-NOM AUX.PAST 3SG-ACC kill-INTERR
Who did you kill?

Cheths lév söböt hönggavökh?
[ˈtʃɛθs lev ˈsøbøt ˌhø.ŋˈgavøx]
whoNOM AUX.PAST.IMPERS 3SG-ACC kill-INTERR
Who killed him?

Öçek lé cheveçö hereçkeveçö hödravanth?
[øˈɕɛk le ˈtʃɛvɛˌɕø ˌhɛɾɛɕˌkɛvɛˈɕø høˈdɾavnaθ]
2SG-NOM AUX.PAST how thus do-INTERR
How did you do it?
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Re: Fun with questions

Post by Sḿtuval » 30 Mar 2014 18:45

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Raèrsjatka?
ra=èrsj-a-tka
3SG.ACC=kill-IND-2SG.PST.IND
[ɹaɹ.ˈʃat.ka]
Did you kill him?

Suvt. / Ej.
suvt ej
yes no
[suft eɪ̯]
Yes./ No.

Raèrsjatka ej?
ra=èrsj-a-tka ej
3SG.ACC=kill-IND-2SG.PST.IND NEG
[ɹaɹ.ˈʃat.ka eɪ̯]
Did you not kill him?

Suvt. / Ej.
suvt ej
yes no
[suft eɪ̯]
Yes./ No.

Èrsjatka xuna?
èrsj-a-tka xuna
kill-IND-2SG.PST.IND who.PN
[əɹ.ˈʃat.ka ˈxu.na]
You killed who?

Raèrsjatka xuna?
ra=èrsj-a-tka xuna
3SG.ACC=kill-IND-3SG.PST.IND who.PN
[ɹaɹ.ˈʃat.ka ˈxu.na]
Who killed him?

Rajpitatka sijumi?
ra=ipit-a-tka sijumi
3SG.ACC=do-IND-2SG.PST.IND who.PN
[ɹaɪ̯.pi.ˈtat.ka si.ˈju.mi]
You did it how?
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Re: Fun with questions

Post by All4Ɇn » 30 Mar 2014 21:26

Ec-qe ȷe tu ᵹяijh ħi?
Kuly/Nob
(Est-ce que) you killed him?
Yes/No

(Ec-qe) ȷe nʌ tu ᵹяijh qah ħi?
Kuly/Nob
(Est-ce que) you did not kill him?
Yes/No

Ĵe tu ᵹяijh ƕÿ?
You killed whom?

Әn ijƕob erh ᵹяijh a ƕÿ?
One who killed him is who?

Ĵe tu fair co ƕo?
You did it how?

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