Value Four compound expressions

Language:
Chinese Pidgin English (European)
Parameter:
Interrogative pronouns
References
Dier 1860: 301; Ruschenberger 1838: II: 223 ; Green 1934: 331; Hayes 1878: 374

Examples

  1. what have got?
    what
    what
    have
    have
    got?
    got
    What do you have?

    See Dier 1860: 301

  2. What ting wantyee?
    What
    what
    ting
    thing
    wantyee?
    want
    What do you want?

    See Dier 1860: 301

  3. When he wantshey?
    When
    when
    he
    3sg
    wantshey?
    want
    When does he want it?

    See Ruschenberger 1838: II.223

  4. Boy, Mississi say you just now please go office-side talkee Master what time he wantchee chow-chow.
    Boy,
    Boy
    Mississi
    Miss
    say
    say
    you
    you
    just
    just
    now
    now
    please
    please
    go
    go
    office-side
    office-side
    talkee
    talk
    Master
    Master
    what
    what
    time
    time
    he
    he
    wantchee
    want
    chow~chow.
    food~food
    Boy, the lady asks you to please go to the office now and ask the gentleman what time he would like to eat

    See Green 1934: 331

  5. Where can catchee?
    Where
    where
    can
    can
    catchee?
    catch
    Where can I get it?

    See Dier 1860: 301

  6. What side he come from?
    What
    what
    side
    side
    he
    3sg
    come
    come
    from?
    from
    Where did he come from?

    See Dier 1860: 301

  7. That b'long who man?
    That
    that
    b'long
    belong
    who
    who
    man?
    man
    Who is that?

    See Hayes 1878: 374

  8. Who you talkee so fashion?
    Who
    who
    you
    2sg
    talkee
    talk
    so
    so
    fashion?
    fashion
    Who do you think you are to talk in this manner?

    See China Punch 1867-68

  9. how fashion you wanchee bindee?
    how
    how
    fashion
    fashion
    you
    2sg
    wanchee
    want
    bindee?
    bind
    How do you want it to be bound?

    See Anonymous 1836: 433

  10. How can measure ship with one mast?
    How
    how
    can
    can
    measure
    measure
    ship
    ship
    with
    with
    one
    one
    mast?
    mast
    How can I measure a ship with only one mast?

    See Noble 1762: 169