General[edit | edit source]

Sentence Types[edit | edit source]

Reported Speech[edit | edit source]

For using reported speech in Atudab, you have only to make a pause and insert the quoted sentence as it is, making required adaptations in pronoun, place and time indicators. Ex.:

[mĩ:be ŋxɔ̃:ncĩ:m, "ʔe:bo ʔe:lʔa:b".] The man said, "I am tired."
[mĩ:be ŋxɔ̃:ncĩ:m, ju:lo (powij) ʔe:lʔa:b.] The man said, he (was) tired. = The man said that he was tired.
[pojɛ:phob ŋxɔ̃:ncĩ:m luʔe:boʔət, "ʔe:ndɾɛ̃:dzo (wij) ʔodz".] She told me, "I love you."
[pojɛ:phob ŋxɔ̃:ncĩ:m luʔe:boʔət, jɛ:pndɾɛ̃:dzo (wij) ʔe:bo.] She told me, she loves me. = She told me that she loves me.
[ʔe:hob ŋxɔ̃:ncĩ:m, ʔe:bo cɔwwɔ: catɾux] I said (that) I will be there.
[pocɔhob ŋxɔ̃:ncĩ:m, "pɾaŋɔ̃:jɔ lucɔwwɔ:ʔət catɾux".] They said, "we will go there."
[ʔe:ŋɛ̃:mly:, cɔŋɔ̃:jɔ lutɾitɔʔət.] I thought, they would come here.

Interrogative Sentences[edit | edit source]

Yes-no Questions[edit | edit source]

Neutral Questions[edit | edit source]

Leading Questions (expecting "yes" or "no")[edit | edit source]

Alternative Questions[edit | edit source]

Question-word Questions[edit | edit source]

Main Clause[edit | edit source]
Subordinate Clause[edit | edit source]
Noun Phrases[edit | edit source]
Prepositional Phrases[edit | edit source]
Coordinate Structures[edit | edit source]

Questioned Element[edit | edit source]

Echo Questions[edit | edit source]

Answers[edit | edit source]

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