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Kevin Foley (2002). The behavior of morphemes like qie in Chinese.

URL: http://www.swarthmore.edu/SocSci/Linguistics/papers/2002/KevinFoley.pdf

(Last accessed 2009-07-23).

ODIN: http://odin.linguistlist.org/igt_raw.php?id= 539&langcode=cmn (2021-09-24).


Example #1:

    (2)      a. Ni neng youyong duoshao  mi?
    2p can swim     how.many meters
    "How many meters can you swim?"
Example #2:

    b. Ni neng you             duoshao   mi?
    2p can swim              how.many meters
    "How many meters can you swim?"
Example #3:

    (4)      a. Wo de shouji bei qie le
    1S GEN cellphone BEI steal ASP
    "My cellphone was stolen."
Example #4:

    banben de shichuang caozuo xitong
    edition DE Windows operate system
    of the Windows operating system.2
Example #5:

    (8)     Zeii nazou le     pibaoj.
    thief take-go ASP handbag
    "The thief took the handbag."
Example #6:

    Lisi da le Zhangsan.
    Lisi hit ASP Zhangsan
    "Lisi hit Zhangsan."
Example #7:

    Zhangsan bei Lisi da le.
    Zhangsan BEI Lisi hit ASP
    "Zhangsan was hit by Lisi."
Example #8:

    Zhangsan bei da le.
    Zhangsan BEI hit ASP
    "Zhangsan was hit."
Example #9:

    (20)    a. Lao Zhang!
    old Zhang
    "Old Zhang!"
Example #10:

    b. Ouyang!
Example #11:

    (21)    a. di yi ye
    DI one page
    "page one"
Example #12:

    b. wushi ye
    fifty page
    "page fifty"
Example #13:

    (22)    a. wei-da ren-wu
    great personage
    "great personage"
Example #14:

    b. wei-da de ren
    great DE person
    "great person"
Example #15:

    d. wei-da de renwu
    great DE personage
    "great personage"
Example #16:

    (26)    a. Ta fu-ze                 baowei gongzuo.
    He carry-responsibility security affairs
    "He is in charge of security affairs."
Example #17:

    (41)    a. Zei qiezou (le) pibao.
    Thief steal-go ASP handbag
    "Thieves stole [and got away with] the handbag"