Datapoint Palenquero/Polar questions

The SVO word order is used for both declarative and interrogative sentences (contrary to Spanish, subject/verb inversion does not exist in interrogatives). This holds for yes/no interrogatives as well as those introduced by question words that in Standard Spanish cause the obligatory switch from SVO to wh-VSO.

Values

Only interrogative intonation

Example 48-184:
¿Bo é palenkero?
¿Bo
you.sg
é
be
palenkero?
Palenquero
Are you Palenquero?
Spanish: ¿Eres (tú) palenquero?

Source: de Friedemann & Patiño Rosselli 1983: 169

Example 48-17:
¿Aonde bo tan bae?
¿Aonde
where
bo
you.sg
tan
fut
bae?
go
Where are you (sg.) going?
Spanish: ¿Adónde te vas?
Example 48-18:
¿Bo tan bae aonde?
¿Bo
you.sg
tan
fut
bae
go
aonde?
where
Where are you going?
Spanish: ¿Adónde (te) vas?
Example 48-129:
¿Bo kelé biahá ku yo?
¿Bo
you
kelé
want
biahá
travel
ku
with
yo?
me
Do you want to travel with me?
Spanish: ¿Quieres (tú) viajar conmigo?
Example 48-176:
¿I pa ké uté nu kumblá?
¿I
and
pa
for
what
uté
you.sg
nu
neg
kumblá?
buy
And why did you not buy (it)?
Spanish: ¿Y por qué (Usted) no lo compró?

Source: Schwegler & Green 2007: 286

Confidence:
Certain