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=nan (2018-10-23).

 

Example #1:

    Ah Meng su     m    suka ji    bun zi?
    like not like this CL            book
    'Does Ah Meng like this book?'
Example #2:

    Ah Meng ka suka ji      bun zi?
    Q    like this CL     book
    'Does Ah Meng like this book?'
Example #3:

    Ah Meng (oi)    suka ji     bun zi        b-oi?
    will    like this CL    book not-will
    'Will Ah Meng like this book?'
Example #4:

    (5)   a. Ah Meng   ai    lai     m-ai?
    Ah Meng want come not-want
    `Does Ah Meng want to come?'
Example #5:

    b. *Ah Meng oi         lai   m-ai?
    Ah Meng will come not-want
    `Does Ah Meng want to come?'
Example #6:

    c. Ah Meng    oi       lai   b-oi?
    Ah Meng will come not-will
    `Will Ah Meng come?'
Example #7:

    Ah Meng ka su        m    suka ji      bun zi?
    Q   like not like this CL         book
    'Does Ah Meng like this book?'
Example #8:

    Ah Meng ka (oi)      suka ji     bun zi     b-oi?
    Q   will     like this CL       book not-will
    'Will Ah Meng like this book?'
Example #9:

    a.   *Ah Meng su      m    suka ji   bun zi     b-oi?
    like not like this CL      book will-not
    'Will Ah Meng like this book?'
Example #10:

    b.   Ah Meng oi      suka ji     bun zi     b-oi?
    will like this CL    book will-not
    'Will Ah Meng like this book?'
Example #11:

    c.   *Ah Meng oi      su     m   suka ji    bun zi      b-oi?
    will like not like this CL        book will-not
    'Will Ah Meng like this book?'
Example #12:

    Ah    Meng    pa    wa.
    Ah    Meng beat     me
    `Ah Meng beats me.'
Example #13:

    Ah Meng   pa      didiang?
    Ah Meng beat       who
    `Who did Ah Meng beat?'
Example #14:

    *Didiang Ah Meng pa?
    who       Ah Meng beat
    'Who did Ah Meng beat?'
Example #15:

    Ah Meng      dor   Muikok    zorgang
    Ah Meng      at     U.S.     work
    `Ah Meng works in the US.'
Example #16:

    Ah Meng dor digor        zorgang?
    Ah Meng   at where       work
    `Where does Ah Meng work?'
Example #17:

    *Dor digor     Ah Meng     zorgang?
    at   where    Ah Meng     work
    `Where does Ah Meng work?'
Example #18:

    ka?dek
    feel
    feel
Example #19:

    b. Bozua     tha zongli kih-m-kih Mui Kok?
    papers say PM    go-not-go     US
    'Did the paper say whether the PM is going to the US?'
Example #20:

    Wa kih    m     kih      Pakiah    you    hor?
    I    go   not   go       Beijing   better
    `Is it better for me to go to Beijing or not?'
Example #21:

    ?Le   suka tiao       m     tiaobu gai nang?
    you like dance not dance           person
    `Do you prefer those who dance or those who don't?'
Example #22:

    ga i gai boh jia m    jia liuliang
    and his wife eat not eat durian
    'He asked if Ah Meng bought durians and if his wife eats them.'
Example #23:

    ga i boh ka jia m jia chao tauhu
    and his wife eat not eat smelly bean curd
    'He asked if Ah Meng had gone to Taiwan and if his wife eats smelly bean curd.'