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Chung, Sandy (2005). Six Arguments for Wh-movement in Chamorro.

URL: http://people.ucsc.edu/~schung/chung.6args.pdf

(Last accessed 2006-02-11).

ODIN: http://odin.linguistlist.org/igt_raw.php?id= 2113&langcode=cha (2021-09-17).


Example #1:

    (1)a.   Ha-konfitma i    kotte i intensión i Covenant Agreement.
    AGR-confirm the court the intension the Covenant Agreement
    "The court confirmed the intention of the Covenant Agreement." (Saipan
Example #2:

    b.    Hägas ha-läknus      ennao siha na planu si     Speaker Benigno R. Fitial.
    long.ago AGR-present that PL L plan UNM Speaker Benigo R. Fitial
    "Speaker Benigno R. Fitial presented those plans long ago." (Saipan
Example #3:

    (2)a.    Ti médiku esti siha na siñores.
    not doctor this PL L gentlemen
    "[The public is fortunate that] these gentlemen are not doctors." (Saipan
Example #4:

    b. gi todu [nai       sumaonao        _ ] na programa-n radio
    LOC all COMP AGR.participate           L program-L radio
    "in all radio programs in which he has participated" (Saipan Tribune
Example #5:

    si    Manuel _ pära i giput].
    UNM Manuel to the party
    "I met the woman who Manuel took to the party."
Example #6:

    i giput].
    the party
    "I met the one who Manuel took to the party."
Example #7:

    si    nana-ña       _ ].
    UNM mother-AGR
    "They knelt where his father and his mother were." (Cooreman 1983: 71)
Example #8:

    d.   Hafa na     guäha     giya Obyan ädyu i latte stone _ ?
    what? COMP AGR.exist LOC Obyan that the latte stone
    "Why would there be those latte stones at Obyan?" (Cooreman 1983: 8)
Example #9:

    (10)a. Hayi hao?
    who? you
    "Who are you?"
Example #10:

    (12)a. Ginin as Juan i katta.
    from OBL Juan the letter
    "The letter was from Juan."
Example #11:

    b. *Gi petta i ispehus.
    LOC door the mirror
    (The mirror is on the door.)
Example #12:

    (13)a. Gaigi     gi petta i ispehus.
    AGR.be.at LOC door the mirror
    "The mirror is on the door."
Example #13:

    Juani _ ?
    "How many of hisi cars did Juani wash?"
Example #14:

    (26)a. Ginin hayi na     un-risibi       i katta _ ?
    from who? COMP AGR-receive the letter
    "From whom did you receive the letter?"
Example #15:

    b. *Hayi un-risibi    i katta ginin _ ?
    who? AGR-receive the letter from
    (Who did you receive the letter from?)
Example #16:

    [kuantu      más na taotao _ ].
    how.many? more LNK person
    (Joe heard the story from me, but I don't know how many others.)
Example #17:

    kuantu        más na taotao [O nai        ha-hunguk _ ].
    how.many? more LNK person COMP AGR-hear
    it (at)."
Example #18:

    c. Ni unu siña ta-sokni     nu esti na chinätsaga.
    not one can AGR-blame OBL this L hardship
    "We can blame no one for this hardship." (Saipan Tribune 12/15/1998)
Example #19:

    b. Sigi    di um-äñangun             i dos umäsagua.
    keep.on AGR-whisper.to.ea.other the two married.ones
    "The two married people kept on whispering." (Cooreman 1982: 77)
Example #20:

    (35)a. *Mañ-áchalik     lalahi.
    AGR-laugh.PROG men
    (Men laughed.)
Example #21:

    (36)a. Änai ma-bäba, humuyung         patgun.
    when AGR-open AGR.come.out child
    "When they opened it, a child emerged." (Cooreman 1983: 107)
Example #22:

    (37)a. Áttilung i O gaigi                     _ gi halum kahita.
    AGR.black the WH[nom].AGR.be.at LOC inside box
    "The thing that was in the box was black."
Example #23:

    b. *Áttilung O gaigi                  _ gi halum kahita.
    AGR.black WH[nom].AGR.be.at LOC inside box
    (A thing that was in the box was black.)
Example #24:

    b. Más ki 1,100 na bisnis ma-huchum               petta-nñiha _ .
    more than 1,100 L business AGR.PASS-close door-AGR
    "More than 1,100 businesses have closed their doors." (Saipan Tribune