Value Interrogative phrase initial

Language:
Chinuk Wawa
Parameter:
Position of interrogative phrases in content questions

Examples

  1. qáta máyka mákmak?
    qáta
    what
    máyka
    2sg
    mákmak?
    eat
    What are you eating?
  2. qáta wik mamúnk páya ánkati?
    qáta
    why
    wik
    not
    mamúnk
    make
    páya
    fire
    ánkati?
    formerly
    Why didn’t you cook it beforehand?

    See Jacobs 1936: 14