Datapoint Kriol/Polar questions

The prosody of Kriol varieties has not been described, but it is clear that polar questions are not marked by segmental means (although a tag intit is frequently used in leading questions) or by word order, and impressionistically there is a prosodic difference between declarative and interrogative clauses.

Values

Only interrogative intonation

Example 25-290:
Septibin yu gotim?
Septibin
safety.pin
yu
2sg
got-im?
have-tr
Do you have a safety pin?
Example 25-292:
Ei imiyu, yu gadim eni mejik?
Ei
hey
imiyu,
Emu
yu
2sg
gad-im
have-tr
eni
any
mejik?
magic
Hey Emu, do you have any magic?

Source: Brennan 1993: 12

Example 25-69:
Det R. en J., yu sabe dubala?
Det
dem
R.
R.
en
and
J.,
J.
yu
2sg
sabe
know
dubala?
3du
R. and J., do you know the two?

Source: Nicholls 2006: 3

Confidence:
Very certain