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Law, Ann (2001). A-not-A questions in Cantonese.

URL: http://www.phon.ucl.ac.uk/publications/WPL/01papers/law.pdf

(Last accessed 2006-02-18).

ODIN: http://odin.linguistlist.org/igt_raw.php?id= 2385&langcode=cmn (2021-10-22).


Example #1:

    (1)   ni    xihuan-bu- xihuan       yinyue?
    you like -not-like            music
    "Do you like music?"
Example #2:

    (3)   wo ke(yi)-bu- keyi wan yi dian lai?                     (Modal)
    I can- not-can      late one little come
    "Can I come later?"
Example #3:

    (4)   zhe ge huaping piao(liang) -bu- piaoliang?              (Adjective)
    this CL2 vase         pretty-not- pretty
    "Is this vase beautiful?"
Example #4:

    (5)   ta       zai -bu-zai jia? (Preposition/Coverb)
    s/he     at-not-at   home
    "Is s/he at home?"
Example #5:

    (6)   ni xihuan yinyue haishi ni        bu xihuan yinyue?
    you like     music or      you not like       music
    "Do you like music or do you not like music?"
Example #6:

    (7)   ni xihuan yinyue ma?
    you like     music SFP
    "Do you like music?"