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Wei-Tien Dylan Tsai (2003). Lexical Courtesy Revisited:Evidence from Tsou and Seediq Wh-Constructions.

URL: http://www.usc.edu/dept/LAS/ealc/chinling/articles/e2.pdf

(Last accessed 2005-10-01).

ODIN: http://odin.linguistlist.org/igt_raw.php?id= 1496&langcode=cmn (2018-01-23).


Example #1:

    ruguo shei     mei       shang ke, ni jiu gaosu wo.
    if      who    have-not attend class you      then tell    me
    'If someone   didn't go to school, then you should tell me.'
Example #2:

    Akiu dagai      chi-le shenme, suoyi duzi       tong.
    Akiu probably eat-Prf what       so stomach ache
    'Akiu probably ate something, so (his) stomach ached.'
Example #3:

    shi-bu-shi shei lai-guo       zheli, suoyi men kai-zhe?
    be-not-be who come-Pst here so               door open-Dur
    'Isn't it the case that someone came here, so the door is open?'
Example #4:

    (wulun) ni qu nali, wo dou hui gen-zhe          ni.
    no-matter you     go where I all will follow-Dur you
    'Wherever you go, I will follow you.'
Example #5:

    (10) [antecedent      shei xian lai], [consequence              shei xian chi].
    who first come                            who first eat
    'If anyone comes first, s/he eats first.'
Example #6:

    (28)* Akiu weishenme hui zi-sha, wo jiu weishenme hui zi-sha
    Akiu why           will self-kill I then why                will self-kill
    'For every reason x, if Akiu will kill himself for x, then I will kill myself fo
Example #7:

    wo jiu hui        wei(-le) shenme zi-sha
    I     then will for(-Prf) what           self-kill
    'For every purpose x, if Akiu will kill himself for x, then I will kill myself f