Anyone want to start on the grammar already?

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Re: Anyone want to start on the grammar already?

Postby Miatato » Sat Apr 10, 2010 3:37 pm

I like a few, multi-purpose prepositions and then having some of the slack picked up by other parts of speech.

But I have a different question for today:
What do questions look like?
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Re: Anyone want to start on the grammar already?

Postby Dedalvs » Sat Apr 10, 2010 6:51 pm

Miatato wrote:I like a few, multi-purpose prepositions and then having some of the slack picked up by other parts of speech.


Me too! :D

Miatato wrote:But I have a different question for today:
What do questions look like?


I've always liked yes/no particles. Here, for example, is how Arabic does yes/no question:

Huuwa t'aalib. "He's a student"
Hal huuwa t'aalib? "Is he a student?"

It's just the same, but with that little word hal in front.

WH-questions are, of course, different animals altogether, and I think we all have an idea what those guys can do. That'll need some real hashing out.
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