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Masao Ochi (2004). How Come and other Adjunct Wh-phrases.

URL: http://www.ling.sinica.edu.tw/publish/LL5.1-02-Ochi-paper.pdf

(Last accessed 2009-07-23).

ODIN: http://odin.linguistlist.org/igt_raw.php?id= 2975&langcode=hun (2019-08-20).

 

Example #1:

    (15) a. Mit/miert       ulsz    itt?       (Hungarian)
    WHAT-acc/why sit-2sg here
    `Why are you sitting here?'
Example #2:

    b. Mit/miert      fenyegeted a gyerekeket?
    WHAT-acc/why threaten-2sg the kids-acc
    `Why are you threatening the kids?'
Example #3:

    b. Nem tudtuk       hogy mit    ulsz   itt.       (Hungarian)
    not knew-1pl that WHAT sit-2sg here
    `We didn't know why you're sitting here.'
Example #4:

    (22) a. Tudtuk hogy miert ulsz           itt.           (Hungarian)
    knew-1pl that why sit-2sg here
    `We know why you are sitting here.'
Example #5:

    b. Nem tudtuk hogy miert ulsz            itt.
    Not knew-1pl that why sit-2sg here
    `We don't know why you are sitting here.'
Example #6:

    (23) a. * Tudtuk hogy mit           ulsz    itt.
    knew-1pl that WHAT-acc sit-2sg here
    `We know why you are sitting here.'
Example #7:

    b. Nem tudtuk hogy mit              ulsz      itt.
    Not knew-1pl that WHAT-acc sit-2sg here
    `We don't know why you are sitting here.'
Example #8:

    (24) a. Miert ulsz     itt?                       (Hungarian)
    why sit-2sg here
    `Why are you sitting here?'
Example #9:

    b. Mit        ulsz     itt?
    WHAT-acc sit-2sg here
    `Why are you sitting here?'
Example #10:

    (25) Mit          fenyegeted a gyerekeket?             (Hungarian)
    WHAT-acc threaten-2sg the kids-acc
    `Why are you threatening the kids?'
Example #11:

    a. Kati miert gondolta hogy fenyegeted a gyerekeket?
    Cathy why thought that threaten-2sg the kids-acc
    `Why did Cathy think that you are threatening the kids?' (ambiguous)
Example #12:

    b. Kati mit          gondolta hogy fenyegeted a yerekeket?
    Cathy WHAT-Acc thought that threaten-2sg the kids-acc
    `Why did Cathy think that you are threatening the kids ?' (matrix only)
Example #13:

    (30) a.      Ki          miert fenyegeti a gyerekeket?      (Hungarian)
    who-Nom why threatens the kids
    `Who is threatening the kids why?'
Example #14:

    (i) a. Minden diak        miert fenyegeti a gyerekeket?
    every student why threatens the kids
    `Why is every student threatening the kids?'             (*pair-list)
Example #15:

    b. Minden diak        mit        fenyegeti a gyerekeket?
    every student WHAT-acc threatens the kids
    `Why is every student threatening the kids?'             (*pair-list)
Example #16:

    c. Minden diak        mit      latta?
    every student what-acc saw
    `What did every student see?'                            (*pair-list)
Example #17:

    (69) a. Mit     gondolsz hogy miert fenyegeti Janos a              gyereket? (Hung.)
    WH-Acc think-2sg that why threatens John the               kids-Acc
    `Why do you think that John is threatening the kids?'
Example #18:

    b. Mit     gondolsz hogy mit fenyegeti Janos a                gyereket?
    WH-Acc think-2sg that WHAT threatens John the              kids-Acc
    `Why do you think that John is threatening the kids?'