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Offline zaba

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What is the Leipzig standard gloss for a polar question
« on: April 27, 2014, 07:41:27 AM »
Sure, there are many lists and I checked all of them... but none of them give an idea of how to gloss a polar question like this one:

be.good-POLAR 'Is it good?'
chicken be-3sg-POLAR 'Is it a chicken?'

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Re: What is the Leipzig standard gloss for a polar question
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2014, 08:02:18 AM »
Isn't it just Q?
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Re: What is the Leipzig standard gloss for a polar question
« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2014, 08:15:37 AM »
Isn't that ambiguous with other interrogative markers?

which 2POSS-patronymic be-INTERR 'what is your name?'
Kawul-ACC you be-POLAR 'are you Karol?'

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Re: What is the Leipzig standard gloss for a polar question
« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2014, 08:31:37 AM »
I'm not sure about that standard, but for a yes/no question I have often seen just Q (sometimes QM) used for the particle (as in a WH-question) because it is yes/no if there is no WH-item.
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