Datapoint Sri Lanka Portuguese/Polar questions

The unmarked polar question is indicated by intonation only. The indefinite particle voo is used for a "softened" question, which might be translated as 'Would it be that ....?'

Values

Only interrogative intonation Frequency: 70.0%

Example 41-83:
pamp dreetu nukufaya?
pamp
pump
dreetu
right
nuku-faya?
neg-make
Didn’t he repair the pump?

Source: Smith's 1974-5 field notes: 1457

Example 41-155:
kii jafaya falaa saba eli?
kii
what
jaa-faya
pst-do
falaa
quot
saba
know
eli?
3sg.m
Does he know what he did?

Source: Smith's 1974-5 field notes: 5312

Confidence:
Very certain

Final question particle Frequency: 30.0%

Example 41-40:
aki keensee teem voo, pafaya prenda, ravkiin?
aki
here
keem
who
see
cond
teem
be
voo,
indf
pa-faya
inf-caus
prenda,
study
ravkiin?
violin
Is there someone here to teach, violin? OR: Is there anyone here to teach, violin?

Source: Smith's 1974-5 field notes: 5545

Example 41-52:
kaaza mee sɔɔ sɔɔ santaa tapusaa voo?
kaaza
house
mee
foc
sɔɔ~sɔɔ
alone~alone
santaa
sit
ta-pusaa
prs-pull
voo?
indf
Are they sitting and playing at home by themselves [i.e. each one alone]?

Source: Smith's 1974-5 field notes: 5431

Confidence:
Very certain