Datapoint Sri Lanka Portuguese/Position of interrogative phrases in content questions

Adverbial interrogatives seem to have more freedom to occur in initial position (cf. Example 26), but this does not count as interrogative phrase movement, since adverbs have the same freedom.

Values

Interrogative phrase not initial

Example 41-24:
botussu enteeru nɔɔmi kii
botus-su
2.hon-gen
enteeru
entire
nɔɔmi
name
kii
what
What is your full name?

Source: Smith's 1974-5 field notes: 5062

Example 41-25:
kii tafaya? poɖiyaasntu taam kii poy faya?
kii
what
ta-faya?
prs-do
poɖiyaas-ntu
child-loc
taam
also
kii
what
poy
habil
faya?
do
What to do? What can the children do also?

Source: Smith's 1974-5 field notes: 5068

Example 41-26:
parkii taal pesaampa astaantupa faya jadaa, tɔɔna miɲantu kii avara tapidii botus maas
parkii
why
taal
such
pesaam-pa
person-dat
astaantu-pa
so.much-dat
faya
do
jaa-daa,
pst-give
tɔɔna
afterwards
miɲa-ntu
1sg.gen-loc
kii
what
avara
now
ta-pidii
prs-ask.for
botus
2.hon
maas
more
Why did you make it for so and so for such and such [a price], and afterwards, what!, now you are asking more [from me]?

Source: Smith's 1974-5 field notes: 4925

Confidence:
Certain