ODIN

The Online Database of Interlinear Text

 

The following interlinear glossed text data was extracted from a document found on the World Wide Web via a semi-automated process. The data presented here could contain corruption (degraded or missing characters), so the source document (link below) should be consulted to ensure accuracy. If you use any of the data shown here for research purposes, be sure to cite ODIN and the source document. Please use the following citation record or variant thereof:

Peter Cole and Cherleng Lee (1997). Locality Constraints on Yes/No Questions in Singapore Teochew.

URL: http://www.ling.udel.edu/pcole/YNinTeo.pdf

(Last accessed 2009-07-23).

ODIN: http://odin.linguistlist.org/igt_raw.php?id= 3068&langcode=cmn (2018-10-17).

 

Example #1:

    *Wo     weishenme   qu   Beijing   bijiao    hao?
    I        why       go   Beijing    better
    `For me to go to Beijing for which reason is better?'
Example #2:

    *Wa     zorni kih      Pakiah    you hor?
    I      why    go      Beijing   better
    `For me to go to Beijing for which reason is better?'
Example #3:

    *Ni       renshi       weishenme    qu    Beijing de ren?
    you      know         why          go    Beijing     person
    'You know the person who went to Beijing why?'
Example #4:

    *Le    bak    zorni     kih Pakiah       gai nang?
    you    know   why       go     Beijing (DE) person
    'You know the person who went to Beijing why?'
Example #5:

    *Ni    renshi zenme xiuli         qiche de ren?
    you know       how     repair car          person
    'You know the man who fixed the car how?'
Example #6:

    *Le    bak   zornimue? xiuli          chia gai nang?
    you know how               repair car        person
    'You know the man who fixed the car how?'
Example #7:

    ka?dek
    feel
    feel
Example #8:

    b. Mama      kia   tha    le   m zai     ka oi diakih   Awjiu
    mum afraid that you not sure ka will live in Australia
    'Mother is afraid that you might decide to live in Australia.'
Example #9:

    *Wa      ka    kih   Pakiah    you   hor?
    I        ka    go    Beijing   better
    'Is it better for me to go to Beijing?'
Example #10:

    *Le   suka ka kih Pakiah    gai   nang?
    You like ka go   Beijing person
    'Do you prefer people who go to Beijing?'
Example #11:

    (i) Tak nang ka u          kok loimue?
    everyone     Q have give present
    'Did everyone give present?'
Example #12:

    (i) a.    I zai Ah Meng su   m    suka ji    bun zi.
    he know Ah Meng like not like this CL book
    `He knows whether Ah Meng liked this book.'
Example #13:

    b.         Ah Meng sio ai zai           le jia m   jia liuliang
    Ah Meng wants know you eat not eat            durian
    'Ah Meng wants to know if you eat durian.'
Example #14:

    (ii) I zai   Ah Meng ka suka ji    bun zi.
    he know Ah Meng Q like this CL book
    `He knows whether Ah Meng liked this book.'
Example #15:

    (iii) I zai Ah Meng (oi) suka ji    bun zi     b-oi.
    he know Ah Meng will like this CL book not-will
    `He knows whether Ah Meng liked this book.'