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Simpson, Andrew Focus, Presupposition and Light Predicate Raising in East and S.E.Asia

URL: http://www.usc.edu/dept/LAS/ealc/chinling/articles/jealpaper.pdf

(Last accessed 2005-10-01).

ODIN: http://odin.linguistlist.org/igt_raw.php?id= 1493&langcode=yue (2018-10-23).


Example #1:

    (8)    kui     lai     dak                                      Cantonese
    he      come can
    `He can come.'
Example #2:

    69)    kui     ja      dak     ho      faai                           Cantonese
    he      drive DAK very          fast
    He drove very fast.
Example #3:

    70)    kui     jo      matye a?                                       Cantonese
    he      do      what    Q
    What did he do?
Example #4:

    84)    kui     m        yau   dak     sui
    he      not      travel can    water
    He can't swim.
Example #5:

    86)     ngoh        tai    dak    nei-bo-sue     ma?
    I           read   can    your-Cl-book Q
    `Can I read your book?'
Example #6:

    A: dak
Example #7:

    87)     nei         tai    yuen   goh-bo sue     ma?
    you         read   Asp    that-cl-book   Q
    `Did you finish reading that book?'
Example #8:

    A2: tai-yuen
Example #9:

    89)    nei     [m      lai]   m       dak
    you     Neg     come Neg       can
    You can't not come = You must come.
Example #10:

    90)    *ngoh hui      m       Heung-Gong
    I      go     Neg     Hong Kong
    intended: `I'm not going to Hong Kong.'
Example #11:

    91)    kui     yau     dak         sui
    he      travel can          water
    `He can swim.'