Value Interrogative phrase initial

Language:
Berbice Dutch
Parameter:
Position of interrogative phrases in content questions
References
Kouwenberg 1994a: 34-47

Examples

  1. wat ju nintəbotau?
    wati
    what
    ju
    2sg
    nimi-tɛ
    know-pfv
    about
    about
    tau?
    snake
    What do you know about snakes?

    See Kouwenberg 1994a: 40

  2. wanɛsə ju ma ritanga?
    wanɛrɛ
    when
    so
    FOCUS
    ju
    2sg
    mu-a
    go-ipfv
    rita
    Rita
    anga?
    loc
    When are you going to Rita's?

    See Kouwenberg 1994a: 41

  3. waskolo jɛndɛ mangja?
    waskolo
    why
    jɛndɛ
    2pl
    mangi-a?
    run-ipfv
    Why are you (all) running?

    See Kouwenberg 1994a: 42