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Query:   Sum: Verbal interrogatives (11.119)
Author:  Lameen Souag
Submitter Email:  click here to access email
Linguistic LingField(s):   Language Documentation
Morphology
Syntax
Typology

Summary:   THANKS A LOT TO EVERYONE WHO SENT EXAMPLES. VERBAL INTERROGATIVES IN FACT
SEEM TO BE EMBARRASSINGLY FREQUENT (PARTICULARLY AROUND THE PACIFIC RIM BY
SOME ODD COINCIDENCE.) HERE ARE THE CASES SENT IN:

JOHN KOONTZ:
TYPICAL SIOUAN LANGUAGES HAVE A VERB 'TO SAY WHAT/SOMETHING'. IN
OMAHA-PONCA: EDEHE 'WHAT DID I SAY', EDES^E 'WHAT DID YOU SAY', EDE?
'WHAT DID HE SAY'. ALSO IN DAKOTAN, E.G., TETON (LAKOTA).

NORVIN RICHARDS:
PONAPEIAN HAS INTERROGATIVE VERBS THAT MEAN THINGS LIKE

LL Issue: 11.126
Date Posted: 22-Jan-2000
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