Example 20-22

㕭丁其喝店涉(口件)甘
You thinkee what time ship can come?
You
2sg
thinkee
think
what
what
time
time
ship
ship
can
can
come?
come
When do you expect the ship to arrive? OR: When do you expect the ship's arrival?

Comment:
The placement of the interrogative phrase what time at the front of the embedded clause is an intermediate option, between Chinese and English, but not attested in either language.
Type:
naturalistic written
Source:
Tong 1862: VI.8