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Josef Bayer (1996). Final Complementizers in Hybrid Languages.

URL: http://ling.uni-konstanz.de/pages/home/bayer/pdf/final-complementizers.pdf

(Last accessed 2009-07-23).

ODIN: http://odin.linguistlist.org/igt_raw.php?id= 2514&langcode=ben (2018-01-20).


Example #1:

    (1)    a.      msIpny k yi na  k m yam
    healer    FUT come NA he FUT you healthy-MA
    "The healer will come to make you healthy"
Example #2:

    b.      msIpny k m yam          ka yi
    healer    FUT you healthy-MA KA come
    "The healer will come to make you healt hy"
Example #3:

    (11)    a.      chele- Ta [[or baba aS - be] bole ] Sune - che
    boy -CF his father come-FUT3 COMP hear-PTS3
    "The boy has heard that his father will come"
Example #4:

    kamRe - che bole] Sune - chilam
    bite -PTS3 COMP hear -PTS1
    "Your cat, we have all heard that the dog from next door has bitten"
Example #5:

    laphi- ye nam - be bole] bhabe ni
    jump-PPT descend-FUT3 COMP think3 NEG -PTS
    would jump off"
Example #6:

    (36)   ora [[ke aS - be] bole] Sune - che
    they who come-FUT3 COMP hear -PTS3
    ii. "Who have they heard will come?"         (wide scope of ke)
Example #7:

    pocchondo kor- i na]
    like     do -1 NEG
    "Syamali only thought that I dislike songs by Rabindranath Tagore"
Example #8:

    pocchondo kor- i na]
    like     do -1 NEG
    "Syamali thought that only I dislike songs by Rabindranath Tagore"
Example #9:

    c.      *SEmoli bhebeche [Sudhu [je ami rObindro SONgit pocchondo kori na]]
    intended: "Syamali thought [only [that I dislike songs by
    Rabindranath Tagore]]"
Example #10:

    bhebe- che.    SEmoli ar      kichu - i bhab- e ni
    think -PTS3 Shymali further anything-at all think -3 NEG -PTS
    did not think anything else"
Example #11:

    jani - e     - che.    Se ar      kichu - i jan - a - e ni
    know-CAUS-3PTS she further anything-at all know -CAUS-3 NEG -PTS
    "Shyamali let (us) know only that she would come to Calcutta next year. She
Example #12:

    (44)   ami ekhane eSe - chi [[tomar SONge kOtha bol- bo] bole]
    I here come-PTS1 you with speech say -FUT1 BOLE
    I have come here in order to talk with you
Example #13:

    (i)     tumi kolkata ja - cch - o bole {*dekh- l - am / Sun- l - am / jan - l - am}
    you Calcutta go-PROG -2 BOLE see -PTS-1 / hear -PTS-1 / know-PTS-1
    "I {*saw / heard / came to know} you were going to Calcutta"
Example #14:

    (ii)        tumi rOnjon- ke bole -cho [baRi je -te]
    you Ronjon-OBJ home go-INF tell -PTS2
    "You told Ronjon to go home"
Example #15:

    (i)         e kotha bol-e ram ghumi -ye por- l -o
    thus speech say-PPT Ram sleep -LOC fall-PTS -3
    "Having said that, Ram fell asleep"
Example #16:

    (i)     chele -Ta ([e kOtha]) jan -e na [je baba aS -be ]
    boy -CF thi s talk know -3 not JE father come - FUT3
    "That his father will come, the boy does not know this"