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Want + PROO. a ART. mill bI rice QUEST. ' 13 Syntax (14) dg PRON. 3sG. HUM. bEllaa sa bI come + PROG. tomorrow QUEST. ' (15) a ART. b:>r:> hOI) pa dg kE5 a man + SG. DET. HUM. SG. give PRON. 3sG. HUM. woman + SG. ART. Iai bI porridge QUEST. ' (16) a kE5 hOI) dogom a ART. woman + SG. DET. HUM. SG. cut nEmm5 kOI) ART. meat DET. NON-HUM. SG. la a gabrE bI with ART. knife + SG. QUEST. e. positive declarative sentence plus sentence-final question particle), but use different question particles. There are two particles, kal and d:J which are used in this type of yes-no question.

QUEST. ' 14 Syntax (18) a ART. vaga kOlJ bE kar dog + SG. DET. NON-HUM. SG. come QUEST. 2sG. z:>mmaa a mill kar want + PROG. ART. rice QUEST. ' (20) dg PRON. 3sG. HUM. bEllaa sa kar come + PROG. tomorrow QUEST. ' (21) a ART. b:>r:> hOlJ pa dg kE5 a man + SG. DET. HUM. SG. give PRON. 3SG. HUM. woman + SG. ART. tai kar porridge QUEST. ' (22) a ART. kE5 hOlJ dogom a nEmm5 kOlJ woman + SG. DET. HUM. SG. cut ART. meat DET. NON-HUM. SG. la a gabrE kar with ART. knife + SG. QUEST. 2 Expecting the answer no Yes-no questions which expect the answer no have the structure of a negative declarative sentence, plus a sentence-final question particle.

NON-HUM. sa. ' Examples (35)-(38) show the questioning of an adverbial (here: time, manner, place and cause respectively). ) PRON. 3sa. HUM. see ART. money (COLL.! ) h£I) DET. NON-HUM. PL. ) PRON. 3sa. HUM. build ART. house + sa. DET. NON-HUM. sa. ) PRON. 3sa. HUM. see PRON. Isa. horse + sa. kOI) DET. NON-HUM. sa. ) EMPH. give NEG. PRON. 3sG. HUM. give + PAST ART. daa jimde gabrE kOl) d~ knife + SG. DET. NON-HUM. SG. PRON. 3sG. HUM. younger sibling + SG. hOl) DET. HUM. SG. ') A verb phrase cannot be questioned directly in Koromfe.

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