18.1514, Qs: Standard Bengali Data Required

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Subject: 18.1514, Qs: Standard Bengali Data Required

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Date: 16-May-2007
From: Duygu Ozge < dozge at metu.edu.tr >
Subject: Standard Bengali Data Required

 

	
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Date: Thu, 17 May 2007 13:29:18
From: Duygu Ozge < dozge at metu.edu.tr >
Subject: Standard Bengali Data Required 
 

Dear linguists,

I'm working on a course project on a CCG account of Standard Bengali
syntax.  I need the following items to be translated into Standard Bengali.
 I'd appreciate any help. 

best regards,

Duygu Ozge

A- Are the following sentences grammatical? Do they need any special
context to be grammatical? 

1- kriSno    radha-ke          bhalobaS-e
    Krisna     Radha-OBJ     love        -3

2- radha-ke  kriSno  bhalobaS-e

3- kriSno bhalobaS-e   rahha-ke

4- radha-ke  bhalobaS-e  kriSno

5- bhalobaS-e    radha-ke   kriSno

6- bhalobaS-e    kriSno  radha-ke

B- Are the following possible?

1- chele-Ta   baba   Jan- e  na  aS-be
 
2- chele-Ta  aS-be Jan-e  na baba

3- chele-Ta  Sune-che  or  baba  aS-be   bole

4- je  or   baba  aS-be   chele-Ta   Sune-che

C- How can we say these?

1- The rat that the cat that the dog that barked at chased ate the cheese.

2- The rat that the cat chased ate the cheese.

3- The cat that chased the rat ate the cheese. 

4- A book which I hope I will write, and fear that most people will burn
without reading.

D- How can we say the following in Bengali? Are they grammatically possible? 

1- Krisno gives the book to Radhake

2- Krisno gives Radhake the book

3- Krisno sleeps.

4- Radhake walks.

5- Radhake visited Krisno, and Parama Lisa.

6- Give Radhake the salt and Krisno the talcum.

7- Marcel proved completeness, and Gilbert, soundness. 

8- Radhake promised Lisa to study.

9- Lisa persuaded Rahdake to study.

10- Lisa persuaded to study some very heavy friends from Calcutta.

11- Lisa promised to study some very heavy friends from Calcutta.
 
12- Marcel showed me myself.

13- The professor showed the students the unusual manuscript which the
librarian had lent the student.

14- The professor showed the students the unusual manuscript which the
librarian had torn.

15- What manuscript did the professor show the student?

16- What manuscript did the professor tear?

17- I wanted/expected/promised to take a bath.

18- I promised John to take a bath.
 
19- John was promised to be left alone.

20- I expect John to take a bath.

21- I wanted John to take a bath.

22- I persuaded John to take a bath.

23- I persuaded to take a bath my very heavy friend from Hoboken.

24- I expected to take a bath my very heavy friend from Hoboken.

25- I introduced to Marcel some very heavy friends.

26- I introduced to each other some very heavy friends.

27- Who did you introduce to your very heavy friends?

28- Who did you introduce your very heavy friends to?

29- Theorem proved itself.

30- Marcel proved and I disproved completeness.

31- Sally adores herself. 

32- Herself adores Sally. 

Linguistic Field(s): Syntax






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