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Marina Sherkina-Lieber (2004). Focus Fronting in Wh-Questions in Inuktitut.

URL: http://r1.chass.utoronto.ca/twpl/pdfs/twpl23-1/SherkinaLieber_TWPL23.1.pdf

(Last accessed 2009-07-23).

ODIN: http://odin.linguistlist.org/igt_raw.php?id= 2786&langcode=ike (2021-09-27).


Example #1:

    (1)    a.     Suusan Taivit-mik nagligusuk-vuq
    Susan David love-3sg.intr.indic.
    'Susan loves David'
Example #2:

    (2)    a.      Piipi suna-mik qukir-sir-qau-vaa
    Phoebe what-acc shoot-ap-recpst-3sg.intr.interr.
    'What did Phoebe hit?'
Example #3:

    (3)    a.      kina kisu-mik niuvi-rqau-vaa
    who what-acc buy-pst-3sg.intr.interr.
    'Who bought what?'
Example #4:

    (8)    a.      kina qai-vaa?
    who come-3sg.interr
    'Who came?'
Example #5:

    (9)    kina suna-mit sana-vaa
    who what-acc make-3s.interr
    'Who made what?'
Example #6:

    (10)   a.      anaana-ga suna-mit taku-guma-vaa?
    mother-my what-acc see-want-3sg.interr
    'What does my mother want to see?'
Example #7:

    (11)   a.      Alana suna-mit niuvi-qau-vaa?
    Alana what-acc buy-past-3sg.interr
    'What did Alana buy?'
Example #8:

    b.      Alana titirauti-mit niuvi-qau-juq
    Alana pencil-acc buy-past-3sg.indic
    'Alana bought a pencil'
Example #9:

    (12)   a.      ataata-ga kina-mut qaja-liu-mat?
    father-my who-allat kayak-make-3sg.caus
    'Who is my father making a kayak for?'
Example #10:

    (13)   a.      nami Lisi ijiq-sima-vaa?
    where Lisi hide-pres-3sg.interr
    'Where is Lisi hiding?'
Example #11:

    (14)   a.      kina qanga qai-guma-vaa?
    who when come-want-3sg.interr
    'Who wants to come when?'
Example #12:

    b.      uvanga qai-guma-junga siuru
    1sg.emph come-want-3sg.indic later
    'As for me, I want to come later'
Example #13:

    (15)   kina suna-mit kina-mut tunisi-vaa
    who what-acc who-all give-3s.interr
    'Who gave what to whom?'
Example #14:

    (16)   Piipi suna-mik qukir-sir-qau-vaa
    Phoebe what-acc shoot-ap-recpst-3sg.intr.interr.
    'What did Phoebe hit?'
Example #15:

    (17)   a.      *kina kina-mut suna-mit tunisi-vaa
    who who-allat what-acc give-3s.interr
    'Who gave what to whom?'
Example #16:

    (19)   a.      suna-tu-ruma-vit?
    'What do you want to have?'
Example #17:

    c.      ti-tu-ruma-vunga
    'I want to have tea'
Example #18:

    b.      iqalu-mit Miali naksaq-tuq
    fish-acc Mary brought-3sg.indic
    'As for the fish, it was Mary who brought it'
Example #19:

    (23)   a.      kina taku-laur-paa taiksuminga angu-mmit?
    who see-past-3sg.interr that man-abl
    'Who saw that man?'
Example #20:

    b.      kina taku-laur-mat taiksuminga angu-mmit?
    who see-past-3sg.caus that man-abl
    'Who (is it that) saw that man?'
Example #21:

    (24)   a.       kina-mut Alana niuvi-qau-vaa suna-mit?
    who-allat Alana buy-past-3sg.interr what-acc
    'What did Alana buy for whom?'
Example #22:

    b.       Alana Marina-mut kiik niuvi-qau-juq
    Alana Marina-allat cake buy-past-3sg.indic
    'Alana bought Marina a cake'