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K. K. Luke, A. Bodomo and O. Nancarrow (2001). The Subject Condition in Cantonese.

URL: http://csli-publications.stanford.edu/LFG/6/lfg01lukeetal.pdf

(Last accessed 2009-07-23).

ODIN: http://odin.linguistlist.org/igt_raw.php?id= 1441&langcode=yue (2018-07-18).

 

Example #1:

    (4)       A: nei5 jam2-gan2 mat1 je5?
    2.SG drink-ASP what thing
    `What are you drinking?'
Example #2:

    B: jam2-gan2 seoi2
    drink-ASP water
    `(I'm) drinking water.'
Example #3:

    wui5-m4-wui5 beng6 gaa3
    Will-not-will ill    PART
    `Would (they = the dogs) get ill?
Example #4:

    (6)       ji1gaa1 lok6-gan2       jyu5
    now        fall-ASP     rain
    `(It's) raining now.'
Example #5:

    (7)       A: teng1gong2 seoi6si2         hou2 leng3 wo3
    Hear           Switzerland very pretty PART
    `(I) hear that Switzerland is very pretty'
Example #6:

    B: tai2 fung1ging2 lo1        hai6
    See scenery         PART only
    `(It's) only (good for) sight-seeing'
Example #7:

    (10)   ngo5 lou5gung1 ci3ci3      faan1lei4 dou1 haak1 saai3 gam2
    my husband every- time come-back also tanned like-this
    `My husband is tanned every t ime he c omes back.'
Example #8:

    (11)   nei5 jau6 m4 hai6 sau3ji1
    you also not be vet
    `You are not a vet.'
Example #9:

    (12)   zan1 gaa4
    true FP
    `Is that true?'
Example #10:

    (13)   mat1 je5 waa2
    what
    `What?'
Example #11:

    (14)   zik1hai6 keoi5 mat1 dou1 laat6 gaa3
    that-is it     what all      hot FP
    `Everyt hing was hot there.'
Example #12:

    (15)   siu1 m4 sai2 cin2
    roast not need money
    `The roasting was free.'
Example #13:

    (16)   di1 hang4lei5 baai2zo2 hai2 go3 gaa2 soeng6bin1
    PL luggage place       at M shelf above
    `The luggage was on the shelf.'
Example #14:

    (17)    di1 min6baau1 sik6dou3 ngo5 hou2 baau2
    PL bread      eat-to me very full
    `The bread made me full.'
Example #15:

    C: do1-m4-do1                  lai6zi1 sik6 aa3?                                          (1)
    lots_of-not-lots_of         lychee eat SP
    `Were there lots of        lychees to eat?'
Example #16:

    M: waa1, do1dou3      fei1hei2.                                                           (2)
    wow, lots_unt il fly_up
    `Wow, there was an awful lot of lychee to eat that one can't possibly
Example #17:

    sik6dou3 ngo5 baau2 aa3 zan1hai6                                                      ( 3)
    eat_until      I     full SP really
    `I ate until I was full, actually'
Example #18:

    nei5 aa3-saam1-suk1gung1            go2dou6 sik6 go2di1 lai6zi1   aa3,   (4b)
    you NamePfx-three-grand_uncle there           eat those lychee    PP
    `the lychees that we ate at your third grand uncle's place,'
Example #19:

    go2-po1 Gwai3mei2 gam3 daai6po1                                          (4c)
    that-CL Gwaimei so            big-CL
    `the Gwaimei tree was so tall.'
Example #20:

    Sei3-go3 yan4         sik6saai3 jat1-po1 Gwai3mei2.                      (5)
    four-CL people        eat-all   one-CL Gwaimei
    `The four of us ate   a whole Gwaimei tree.'
Example #21:

    C: hai6 aa4?                                                               (6)
    yes SP
    `Really?'
Example #22:

    M: sai1-m4-sai1lei6 aa3?                                                   ( 7)
    great-not-great     SP
    `Isn't that something?'
Example #23:

    C: dim2gaai2 m4 daai3 di1      faan1lai4 aa3?                              (8)
    why        not bring some back        SP
    `Why haven't you brought some lychees back?'
Example #24:

    M: daai3-zo2 faan1lai4 laa1                                                (9)
    bring-PERF return      SP
    `I have brought some back'
Example #25:

    sik6-dak1-saai3 me1?                                                     (10)
    eat-can-all     SP
    `You think one can eat it all up?'
Example #26:

    nei5 sik5-dak1 hou2 do1 me1?                                             (11)
    you eat-can     very lots SP
    `You think you can eat a lot?'
Example #27:

    nei5     jau6 heoi3-zo2 Jat6bun2.                                        (12)
    you      also go-PERF Japan
    `And    you had gone to Japan'.
Example #28:

    C: o5                                                                                   (13)
    oh
    `I see.'
Example #29:

    M: zing6faan1 hou2 do1                                                                  (14)
    remain       very much
    `Lots of lychees were left.'
Example #30:

    hau6mei1 bei2-saai3 jan4 sik6 zi1maa3                                               (15)
    afterwards give-all      people eat SP
    `We gave them all to others to eat afterwards/ They were all given to others
Example #31:

    C: jau6 m4 lau4-faan1 gei2       lap1 bei2 ngo5 si3haa2, gam3 daai6-lap1                 (16)
    and not save          a-few CL give I/me try              so    big-CL
    `And you didn't save a few pieces for me to try  such big lychees'.
Example #32:

    M: sik6-saai3 laa3!                                                                     (17)
    eat-all     SP
    `All have been eaten/ We have eaten them all'
Example #33:

    zi1maa3
    SP
    `Those were bought by Jing's husband for us.'
Example #34:

    (18)    e       jam2-gan2      seoi2
    drink-ASP      water
    `(I'm) drinking water.'
Example #35:

    (27) A: nei5 jam2-gan2          mat1 je5?
    2.SG drink-ASP        what thing
    `What are you drinking?'
Example #36:

    B: jam2-gan2 seoi2
    drink-ASP water
    `(I'm) drinking water.'
Example #37:

    wui5-m4-wui5 beng6 gaa3
    Will-not-will ill    PART
    `Would (they = the dogs) get ill?
Example #38:

    (29)      ji1gaa1 lok6-gan2       jyu5
    now        fall-ASP     rain
    `(It's) raining now.'
Example #39:

    (30) A: teng1gong2 seoi6si2          hou2 leng3 wo3
    Hear           Switzerland very pretty PART
    `(I) hear that Switzerland is very pretty'
Example #40:

    B: tai2 fung1ging2 lo1        hai6
    See scenery       PART only
    `(It's) only (good for) sight-seeing'