Datapoint Seychelles Creole/Position of interrogative phrases in content questions

Lekel ('who'), kote ('where'), kan ('when'), and kwa ('what') can stay in situ, whereas ki and kisisa (both meaning 'what') must be fronted.

Values

Interrogative phrase initial Frequency: 70.0%

Example 56-29:
Lekel ki ou ti vwar?
Lekel
who
ki
rel
ou
2sg
ti
pst
vwar?
see
Whom did you see?
Example 56-30:
Kan ou pou vini?
Kan
when
ou
2sg
pou
fut
vini?
come
When will you come?
Example 56-32:
Avek kwa ti fer sa?
Avek
with
kwa
what
ti
pst
fer
make
sa?
this
With what did one make this?

Source: Bollée & Rosalie 1994

Example 56-34:
Kote ou'n ale?
Kote
where
ou'n
2sg.prf
ale?
go
Where did you go?
Example 56-35:
Kan ou pou vini?
Kan
when
ou
2sg
pou
fut
vini?
come
When will you come?
Confidence:
Very certain

Interrogative phrase not initial Frequency: 30.0%

Example 56-31:
I fer avek kwa?
I
pm
fer
make
avek
with
kwa?
what
With what did you/one do it?
French: On l'a fait avec quoi? (Bollée & Rosalie 1994: 175)

Source: Bollée & Rosalie 1994: 174

Example 56-33:
Ou ti vwar lekel?
Ou
2sg
ti
pst
vwar
see
lekel?
who
Whom did you see?
Example 56-36:
Ou pou vin kan?
Ou
2sg
pou
fut
vin
come
kan?
when
When will you come?
Confidence:
Very certain