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There are two types of questions in Arusian. There are questions with
the question marker, h,auPh which is used to indicated a non yes/no
question is being asked. When a h,auPh question is asked, the listener is
expected to respond with a non yes/no question, and give details. There
are also questions using the interogation marker hapeNh which is place in
front or at the end of a question as an adverb. When a hapeNh question is
asked, the listener is expected to respond with a yes/no question.

Below are some common ways of how to ask questions in Arusian:

What? / Who?
. us AuP .
QInterrogative
question
-3SThird person singular (person)
neither speaker nor addressee

/pueɪ su/

Is it?
. us apeN .
QInterrogative
question
.confirmation-3SThird person singular (person)
neither speaker nor addressee

/nɛpa su/

What do we do?
. sul At ok AuP .
QInterrogative
question
-action we.INCLInclusive (person)
speaker and listener

/pueɪ ko teɪ lus/
. rok ul At AuP .
QInterrogative
question
-we.INCLInclusive (person)
speaker and listener
action-VBZVerbaliser
converts N, ADJ etc into verb

/pueɪ teɪ lu koː/

Do We act?
. sul At ok apeN .
QInterrogative
question
.confirmation-action we.INCLInclusive (person)
speaker and listener

/nɛpa ko teɪ lus/

What is said?
. med AuP .
QInterrogative
question
-speech
/pueɪ dɛm/

Did you speak?
. rmed ,at apeN .
QInterrogative
question
-speech
/nɛpa teɪ dɛmɜ/

Am I doing it right?
. os sadrv rok ul apeN .
QInterrogative
question
.confirmation-1SFirst person singular (person)
speaker, signer, etc.; I
action.VBZVerbaliser
converts N, ADJAdjectival
syntactic
etc into verb
truth.ADJAdjectival
syntactic
3SThird person singular (person)
neither speaker nor addressee
.OBVObviative (person, proximity)
not near/visible/important

/nɛpa lu koː vɜdas so/

What did you say? / What language do you speak?
. rmed At AuP .
QInterrogative
question
-2SSecond person singular (person)
addressee (you)
talk-VBZVerbaliser
converts N, ADJ etc into verb

/pueɪ teɪ dɛmɜ/
. sAt med AuP .
QInterrogative
question
-talk 2SSecond person singular (person)
addressee (you)
.ADJAdjectival
syntactic

/pueɪ dɛm tes/

What do you want?
. uo AuP .
QInterrogative
question
-want
/pueɪ ou/
. ruo At AuP .
QInterrogative
question
-2SSecond person singular (person)
addressee (you)
want.VBZVerbaliser
converts N, ADJ etc into verb

/pueɪ teɪ ouwɜ/

Do you want it?
. os ruo ,at apeN .
QInterrogative
question
.confirmation-2SSecond person singular (person)
addressee (you)
want-VBZVerbaliser
converts N, ADJ etc into verb
3SThird person singular (person)
neither speaker nor addressee

/nɛpa teɪ ouwɜ so/
. ruo ,at as us apeN .
QInterrogative
question
.confirmation-3SThird person singular (person)
neither speaker nor addressee
ADJAdjectival
syntactic
.COPCopula
used to link the subject of a sentence with a predicate
2SSecond person singular (person)
addressee (you)
want-VBZVerbaliser
converts N, ADJ etc into verb

/nɛpa su sa teɪ ouwɜ/

Do you want a game?
. feAj ruo At apeN .
QInterrogative
question
.confirmation-2SSecond person singular (person)
addressee (you)
want-VBZVerbaliser
converts N, ADJ etc into verb
game
/nɛpa teɪ ouwɜ ʒe:f/

What/Which you want a game?
. sal fAj ruo At AuP .
QInterrogative
question
-2SSecond person singular (person)
addressee (you)
want-VBZVerbaliser
converts N, ADJAdjectival
syntactic
etc into verb
game each-ADJAdjectival
syntactic

/pueɪ teɪ ouwɜ jef las/

Do you guys want cake?
. meAlF ruo AP At apeN .
QInterrogative
question
.confirmation-2PSecond person plural (person)
addressee (plural)
desire-VBZVerbaliser
converts N, ADJ etc into verb
cake
/nɛpa teɪ peɪ ouwɜ fle:m/

What/Which cake do you guys want?
. sal mAlF ruo AP At AuP .
QInterrogative
question
-2PSecond person plural (person)
addressee (plural)
desire-VBZVerbaliser
converts N, ADJAdjectival
syntactic
etc into verb
cake each-ADJAdjectival
syntactic

/pueɪ teɪ peɪ ouwɜ flem las/
. ruo AP At as sal mAlF AuP .
QInterrogative
question
-cake each-ADJAdjectival
syntactic
ADJAdjectival
syntactic
.COPCopula
used to link the subject of a sentence with a predicate
2PSecond person plural (person)
addressee (plural)
desire-VBZVerbaliser
converts N, ADJ etc into verb

/pueɪ flem las sa teɪ peɪ ouwɜ/

Why? / How?
. Ak AuP .
QInterrogative
question
-cause
/pueɪ keɪ/

What is done?
. ok AuP .
QInterrogative
question
-action
/pueɪ ko/

How is it done?
. ael as ok AuP .
QInterrogative
question
-action ADJAdjectival
syntactic
.COPCopula
used to link the subject of a sentence with a predicate
direction
/pueɪ ko sa leja/
. ael rok m.ov AuP .
QInterrogative
question
-human action.VBZVerbaliser
converts N, ADJ etc into verb
direction
/pueɪ vom koː leja/

It is done this way?
. ael as ok apeN .
QInterrogative
question
.confirmation-action ADJAdjectival
syntactic
.COPCopula
used to link the subject of a sentence with a predicate
direction
/nɛpa ko sa leja/

What does it do?
. rok us AuP .
QInterrogative
question
-3SThird person singular (person)
neither speaker nor addressee
action-VBZVerbaliser
converts N, ADJ etc into verb

/pueɪ su koː/

Does it do anything?
. rok us apeN .
QInterrogative
question
.confirmation-3SThird person singular (person)
neither speaker nor addressee
action-VBZVerbaliser
converts N, ADJ etc into verb

/nɛpa su koː/


How are you?
. At AuP .
QInterrogative
question
-2SSecond person singular (person)
addressee (you)

/pueɪ teɪ/
. sAb At AuP .
QInterrogative
question
-2SSecond person singular (person)
addressee (you)
good.ADJAdjectival
syntactic

/pueɪ teɪ bes/
. Ab AuP .
QInterrogative
question
-good
/pueɪ beɪ/

Why is this here? / How is this here?
. suP us as Ak AuP .
QInterrogative
question
-cause that.COPCopula
used to link the subject of a sentence with a predicate
3SThird person singular (person)
neither speaker nor addressee
here.ADJAdjectival
syntactic

/pueɪ keɪ sa su pus/

Is it/he/she here? / What/Who is here?
. suP us AuP .
QInterrogative
question
-3SThird person singular (person)
neither speaker nor addressee
here.ADJAdjectival
syntactic

/pueɪ su pus/

Where?
. AaP AuP .
QInterrogative
question
-place
/pueɪ paɪ/

Where is it/he/her
. rAaP us AuP .
QInterrogative
question
-3SThird person singular (person)
neither speaker nor addressee
place
/pueɪ su paɪjɜ/

Where is the store?
. rAaP cub AuP .
QInterrogative
question
-store place.VBZVerbaliser
converts N, ADJ etc into verb

/pueɪ buk paɪjɜ/
. sAaP cub AuP .
QInterrogative
question
-store place.ADJAdjectival
syntactic

/pueɪ buk paɪs/

How many? / How much?
. Tok AuP .
QInterrogative
question
-number
/pueɪ koʔ/

How many cups are here?
. suP Tmak Tok AuP .
QInterrogative
question
-number that.COPCopula
used to link the subject of a sentence with a predicate
cup here.ADJAdjectival
syntactic

/pueɪ koʔ sa kamʔ pus/
. suP Tmak Tok AuP .
QInterrogative
question
-number cup here.ADJAdjectival
syntactic

/pueɪ koʔ kamʔ pus/

How?
. ael AuP .
QInterrogative
question
-direction
/pueɪ leja/

How do I do this?
. rok ul as ael AuP .
QInterrogative
question
-way ADJAdjectival
syntactic
.COPCopula
used to link the subject of a sentence with a predicate
1SFirst person singular (person)
speaker, signer, etc.; I
action-VBZVerbaliser
converts N, ADJ etc into verb

/pueɪ leja sa lu koː/
. ael rok ul AuP .
QInterrogative
question
-1SFirst person singular (person)
speaker, signer, etc.; I
action.VBZVerbaliser
converts N, ADJ etc into verb
way
/pueɪ lu koː leja/

Do I do it this way?
. rok ul as ael apeN .
QInterrogative
question
.confirmation-way ADJAdjectival
syntactic
.COPCopula
used to link the subject of a sentence with a predicate
1SFirst person singular (person)
speaker, signer, etc.; I
action-VBZVerbaliser
converts N, ADJ etc into verb

/nɛpa leja sa lu koː/

Which way do I do it?
. sal ael rok ul AuP .
QInterrogative
question
-1SFirst person singular (person)
speaker, signer, etc.; I
action.VBZVerbaliser
converts N, ADJAdjectival
syntactic
etc into verb
way each.ADJAdjectival
syntactic

/pueɪ lu koː leja las/
. rok ul as sal ael AuP .
QInterrogative
question
-way each.ADJAdjectival
syntactic
that.COPCopula
used to link the subject of a sentence with a predicate
1SFirst person singular (person)
speaker, signer, etc.; I
action.VBZVerbaliser
converts N, ADJ etc into verb

/pueɪ leja las sa lu koː/

When?
. xes AuP .
QInterrogative
question
-time
/pueɪ sɛgz/

When is lunch?
. oad xes AuP .
QInterrogative
question
-time feast
/pueɪ sɛgz dau/

When are you going?
. rt At as xes AuP .
QInterrogative
question
-time ADJAdjectival
syntactic
.COPCopula
used to link the subject of a sentence with a predicate
2SSecond person singular (person)
addressee (you)
toward.VBZVerbaliser
converts N, ADJ etc into verb

/pueɪ sɛgz sa teɪ tɜ/
. rt qxes At AuP .
QInterrogative
question
-2SSecond person singular (person)
addressee (you)
time-ADJAdjectival
syntactic
toward.VBZVerbaliser
converts N, ADJ etc into verb

/pueɪ teɪ sɛgzu tɜ/

When is the celebration? / What is the party’s time?
. Grk xes AuP .
QInterrogative
question
-time party
/pueɪ sɛgz kɜg/

Which? / Which one?
. al AuP .
QInterrogative
question
-each
/pueɪ la/

Which car is good?
. sal sAb cev AuP .
QInterrogative
question
-car good-ADJAdjectival
syntactic
each-ADJAdjectival
syntactic

/pueɪ vɛk bes las/
. sAb cev as al AuP .
QInterrogative
question
-each ADJAdjectival
syntactic
.COPCopula
used to link the subject of a sentence with a predicate
car good-ADJAdjectival
syntactic

/pueɪ la sa vɛk bes/

Which/What/Who is first?
. sala us AuP .
QInterrogative
question
-3SThird person singular (person)
neither speaker nor addressee
first-ADJAdjectival
syntactic

/pueɪ su alas/
. ala AuP .
QInterrogative
question
-first
/pueɪ ala/

Which/What/Who is second? / Is there second one
. sal at us AuP .
QInterrogative
question
-3SThird person singular (person)
neither speaker nor addressee
second.ADJAdjectival
syntactic

/pueɪ su ta las/
. al at AuP .
QInterrogative
question
-second
/pueɪ ta la/

Which apple do you want?
. sal npad ruo At AuP .
QInterrogative
question
-2SSecond person singular (person)
addressee (you)
want-VBZVerbaliser
converts N, ADJAdjectival
syntactic
etc into verb
apple each-ADJAdjectival
syntactic

/pueɪ teɪ ouwɜ dapɛn las/
. npad ruo At as al AuP .
QInterrogative
question
-each ADJAdjectival
syntactic
.COPCopula
used to link the subject of a sentence with a predicate
2SSecond person singular (person)
addressee (you)
want-VBZVerbaliser
converts N, ADJ etc into verb
apple
/pueɪ la sa teɪ ouwɜ dapɛn/

Do you want an apple?
. ruo ,at as npad apeN .
QInterrogative
question
.confirmation-apple ADJAdjectival
syntactic
.COPCopula
used to link the subject of a sentence with a predicate
2SSecond person singular (person)
addressee (you)
want-VBZVerbaliser
converts N, ADJ etc into verb

/nɛpa dapɛn sa teɪ ouwɜ/

Which colour?
. sal aulk AuP .
QInterrogative
question
-colour each.ADJAdjectival
syntactic

/pueɪ klua las/

How does one make tea?
. aet rTun m.ov as ael AuP .
QInterrogative
question
-direction ADJAdjectival
syntactic
.COPCopula
used to link the subject of a sentence with a predicate
human food-VBZVerbaliser
converts N, ADJ etc into verb
tea
/pueɪ leja sa vom nuʔɜ teja/

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