Value Interrogative phrase initial

Language:
Early Sranan
Parameter:
Position of interrogative phrases in content questions
References
Bruyn 1995a: 145ff; van den Berg 2007: 247ff

Examples

  1. Hupeh ju findi datti? — Na hupeh ju findi datti?
    Ope
    q=place
    yu
    2sg
    findi
    find
    dati?
    that
     
    Na
    loc
    ope
    q=place
    yu
    2sg
    findi
    find
    dati?
    that
    Where did you find that? — Where (at which place) did you find that?
    German: Wo hast du dieses gefunden? [op.cit.]

    See Schumann 1783: 69

  2. Huklossi ju wanni?
    O=krosi
    which=cloth
    yu
    2sg
    wani.
    want
    What kind of cloth would you like?
    German: Was vor Zeug willst du? [op.cit.]

    See Schumann 1783: 68

  3. Hoe zan joe za jari.
    O=san
    which=thing
    yu
    2sg
    sa
    fut
    tyari.
    carry
    What will you bring?
    Dutch: Wat zel je meê brengen? [op.cit.]

    See van Dyk ca. 1765: 34

  4. Sanni ju wanni?
    Sani
    thing/what
    yu
    2sg
    wani?
    want
    What do you want?
    German: Was willst du? [op.cit.]

    See Schumann 1783: 149