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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=trv (2022-01-25).


Example #1:

    (30) yee         ima m-un-eyah       hini, kiyaka m-udulaqux neluk.
    whether who AV-Perf-come here so             AV-open       door
    'Isn't it the case that someone came here, so the door is open?'
Example #2:

    kiyaka m-unarux nubuyas.
    so      AV-sick stomach
    'It might be case that s/he ate something, so her/his stomach is sick.'
Example #3:

    (32) yee      (ani) ima m-un-eyah hini?
    whether any who AV-Perf-come here
    'Does anyone come here?'
Example #4:

    (33) m-usa-su    (ani) inu, maha-ku smnegun isu.
    AV-go-you any where go-I           follow you
    'Wherever you go, I will follow you.'
Example #5:

    (34) ani-su m-usa inu, maha-ku smnegun isu.
    any-you AV-go where go-I           follow you
    'Wherever you go, I will follow you.'
Example #6:

    [consequence clause (ani) ima m-aNan sunaru].
    any who AV-take prize
    'If anyone comes, s/he takes the prize.'
Example #7:

    [consequence clause m-aruy-ku    (ani) maanu uli].
    AV-buy-I.Nom any what too
    'I will buy whatever you buy.'
Example #8:

    (37) a. ani ima snkuxun gakac nii, bege-mu heya.
    any who want.AV table this give-I.Gen he.Nom
    'No matter who wants this table, I will give (it) to him.'
Example #9:

    (38) a. m-kan-su          ani maanu, puq-un-mu          kiya.
    AV-eat-you.Nom any what            eat-PV-I.Gen that
    'No matter what you eat, I will eat it.'
Example #10:

    (47) kukula-an-su [wh-island ima m-un-ari        maanu]?
    wonder-LF-you.Gen         who AV-Perf-buy what
    b. 'What is the thing such that you wonder [who bought it]?'
Example #11:

    (48) a. (kukula-an-mu) Walis m-un-ari            maanu.
    Wonder-LF-I.Gen Walis AV-Perf-buy what
    '(I wonder) what Walis has bought.' (ima 'who' taking wide scope)
Example #12:

    b. (kukula-an-mu) ima       m-un-ari       patis.
    Wonder-LF-I.Gen who AV-Perf-buy book
    '(I wonder) who has bought the book.' (maanu 'what' taking wide scope)
Example #13:

    (50) a. malu puq-un [complex-NP [p-un-uhuma sukunuwan] ka bulebun]?
    good eat-PV              PV-Perf-grow when          Rel banana
    are delicious?'
Example #14:

    b. malu puq-un [ complex-NP [p-un-uhuma sun maanu] ka bulebun]?
    good eat-PV              PV-Perf-grow time what Rel banana
    are delicious?'
Example #15:

    (51) malu puq-un [complex-NP [p-un-uhuma inu] ka bulebun]?
    good eat-PV              PV-Perf-grow where Rel banana
    are delicious?'
Example #16:

    (52) ini beyo    mudakin [complex-NP [huwa-su-mesa m-uhuma] bulebun]?
    not slow    grow     how-you.Nom-saying.AV AV-grow banana
    grow up    quickly?'
Example #17:

    (53)* ini beyo mudakin [Complex-NP [huwa-su m-uhuma] bulebun] ?
    not slow grow            why-you.Nom AV-grow banana
    'What is the reason x such that [the bananas [which you grow for x]] grow up qui