grammaticalization of negatives/interrogatives

Marcel Erdal erdal at EM.UNI-FRANKFURT.DE
Mon Mar 14 19:50:09 UTC 2005


The same in Turkish: Ne+re+de 'Where?' also means No way!'
Marcel Erdal
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  From: Balthasar Bickel 
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  Dear all

  re David Gil's question: 
  Nepali uses this a lot, too, e.g. kaha? gayo, lit. 'where did he go?', with an extra high-pitch accent on kaha? 'where', means 'no way he went!'. 

  Balthasar.

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