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Josef Bayer (2000). Symmetry and Asymmetry in South Asian Languages.

URL: http://ling.uni-konstanz.de/pages/home/bayer/pdf/symmetry-handout[1].pdf

(Last accessed 2009-07-23).

ODIN: http://odin.linguistlist.org/igt_raw.php?id= 2937&langcode=ben (2018-01-21).


Example #1:

    (1)     a. chele-Ta Sune-che [je         [or baba aS -be]]                              Bangla
    boy -CF hear-PTS3 COMP his father come-FUT3
    "The boy has heard that his father will come"
Example #2:

    b. 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 #3:

    SEmoli Sudhu bhebe-che [je ami ROBINDRO Songit pocchondo kor-i na]
    Shyamali only think -PTS3 that I Rabindra         song like     do -1 NEG
    "Syamali only thought that I dislike songs by RABINDRANATH (TAGORE)"
Example #4:

    ta-ke1 durga pujo-Y notun jama kapoR de           -be]
    he-OBJ Durga Puja-LOC new clothes           give -FUT3
    "I told each boy that someone will give him new clothes at the festival of Durga
Example #5:

    (12)    *tumi bhebe-cho [ke baRi kore -che]                                    Bangla
    you think -PTS2 who house make-PTS3
    *"You thought who has built a house?"
Example #6:

    (13)    tumi Sune-cho      [ke baRi kore -che]
    you hear-PTS2       who house make-PTS3
    "You heard who     has built a house"
Example #7:

    (14)    ora [[ke    aS -be] bole] Sune-che
    they who    come-FUT3 COMP hear -PTS3
    ii. "Who    have they heard will come?"                         (wide scope of k
Example #8:

    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 #9:

    laphi-ye nam        -be       bole] bhabe ni
    jump-PPT descend -FUT3 COMP think3 NEG-PTS
    children would jump off"
Example #10:

    b. amar Sondeho ache [je o                amader jonno ekTu-o          angul nara-be]
    me doubt           is    that (s)he us          for little -even finger move-FUT
    "I doubt that he/she will lift a finger for us"
Example #11:

    (32) ke        -u    bhab-e na [je Sipra ekTu-o            Sahajj-e       aS -be]
    someone-even think-3 not that Sipra little-even help -LOC            come -FUT2
    "It is not believed by anybody that Sipra will help even a little"