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C.-T. James Huang and Masao Ochi (2003). Syntax of the Hell.

URL: http://www.people.fas.harvard.edu/~ctjhuang/Course_LSA222/readings/Huang_Ochi.2004.hell.pdf

(Last accessed 2009-07-23).

ODIN: http://odin.linguistlist.org/igt_raw.php?id= 3014&langcode=jpn (2018-03-24).


Example #1:

    (28)    a.    kare-wa ittai nani-o katta no?
    he-top ittai what-acc bought Q
    `What the hell did you buy?
Example #2:

    (30)    a.    kare-wa Hanako-ga ittai nani-o katta ka sira-nai.
    he-top Hanako-nom ittai what-acc bought Q know-neg
    `He does not know what the hell Hanako bought.'
Example #3:

    (31)    a.    ittai Taro-wa Hanako-ga kimi-ni nani-o okutta to omotta no?
    ittai Taro-top Hanako-nom you-dat what-acc sent that thought Q
    `What the hell did Taro think that Hanako sent to you?'
Example #4:

    (32)    a.    ittai kimi-wa [Hanako-ga dare-ni ageta hon]-o yonda no?
    ittai you-top Hanako-nom who-dat gave book-acc read Q
    Who the hell is the x s.t. you read the book that Hanko gave to x?
Example #5:

    (33)    a.   *ittai kimi-wa [Hanako-ga naze kaita hon]-o yonda no?
    ittai you-top Hanako-nom why wrote book-acc read Q
    What the hell is the reason x s.t. you read the book that Hanko wrote for x?
Example #6:

    (34)    a.      kare-wa ittai yoku nani-o kau no?
    he-top ittai often what-acc buy Q
    `What the hell does he often buy?'
Example #7:

    (35)     kimi-ga yonda no wa [Chomsky-no ittai nani-ni tuite-no hon] desu ka?
    you-nom read C top Chomsky-gen ittai what-dat about-gen book be Q
    `(lit.) About what the hell book of Chomsky's is it that you read?'
Example #8:

    kattta ka tazuneta no?
    bought Q asked     Q
    `About what the hell book of Chomsky's did Taro ask whether you bought?'
Example #9:

    (37)     a.    ?*Taro-sika nani-o     tyuumon-shi-na-katta no?
    Taro-only what-acc order-do-neg-past         Q
    What is the thing x s.t. only Taro ordered x
Example #10:

    (38)     a.     kimi-wa piza-sika naze tyuumon-shi-na-katta no?
    you-top pizza-sika why order-do-neg-past Q
    `Why did you order only pizza?
Example #11:

    (39)     a.     kimi-wa piza-sika ittai naze tyuumon-shi-nak-atta no?
    you-top pizza-sika ittai why order-do-neg-past    Q
    `Why the hell did you order only pizza?'
Example #12:

    c.       kimi-wa ittai dono hon-o     yomi-tai no?
    you-top ittai which book-acc read-want Q
    `Which the hell book do you want to read?'
Example #13:

    c.      kimi-wa ittai sono hon-o    katta no? (kaw-anak-atta no?)
    you-top ittai that book-acc bought Q buy-not-past Q
    `Did you buy that book or not?'
Example #14:

    (i)       Taro to Jiro to Hiroshi no uti,        kimi-wa ittai dono hito-ga     suki-na no?
    Taro and Jiro and Hiroshi gen among you-nom ittai which man-nom fond-be Q
    `(lit.) Among Taro, Jiro, and Hiroshi, which the hell man do you like most?'