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TSAI, WEI-TIEN DYLAN and MELODY YAYIN CHANG TWO TYPES OF WH-ADVERBIALS: A TYPOLOGICAL STUDY OF HOW AND WHY IN TSOU

URL: http://www.usc.edu/dept/LAS/ealc/chinling/articles/e7.pdf

(Last accessed 2005-10-01).

ODIN: http://odin.linguistlist.org/igt_raw.php?id= 1497&langcode=cmn (2018-04-24).

 

Example #1:

    (1) a.    Akiu    keyi zenme qu Taipei?             (method how)
    Akiu    can how        go Taipei
    "How can Akiu go to Taipei?"
Example #2:

    b.   Akiu    zenme keyi qu Taipei? (causal how)
    Akiu    how     can go Taipei
    "How come Akiu could go to Taipei?"
Example #3:

    (2) a.     Akiu     keyi wei-le shenme ci-zhi? (purposive why)
    Akiu     can    for-Prf what      quit-job
    "For what purpose can Akiu quit his job?"
Example #4:

    b.   Akiu    weishenme      keyi ci-zhi?                (causal why)
    Akiu    why            can quit-job
    "Why could Akiu quit his job?"
Example #5:

    (5) a.      tiankong zenme         shi lande?
    sky      how           be blue
    "How come the sky is blue?"
Example #6:

    b.    tiankong weishenme     shi lande?
    sky      why           be blue
    "Why is the sky blue?"
Example #7:

    (18) a.   Akiu     zongshi zenme hejiu?
    Akiu     always    how     drink
    "In what way does Akiu always drink?"
Example #8:

    b.   Akiu    zenme    zongshi hejiu?
    Akiu    how      always drink
    "How come Akiu always drank?"
Example #9:

    (19) a.   Akiu     weishenme    zongshi hejiu?
    Akiu     why          always drink
    "Why did Akiu always drink?"
Example #10:

    (41) a.   Akiu   zenme     hui      shengbing?
    Akiu   how       would    sick
    "Why would Akiu be sick?"
Example #11:

    b. * Akiu   hui       zenme    shengbing?
    Akiu   would     how      sick
    "How would Akiu be sick?"
Example #12:

    (42) Akiu     zenme    si      le?
    Akiu     how      die     Inc
    b. # "By what method    did Akiu died?"
Example #13:

    (43) Akiu     zenme    pa Xiaodi?
    Akiu     would    fear Xiaodi
    b. # "By what method does Akiu fear Xiaodi?"