Interrogative Force ( Concept )
http://purl.org/linguistics/gold/InterrogativeForce


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      |_ Abstract
            |_ Linguistic Property
                  |_ Morphosyntactic Property
                        |_ Force Property
                              |_ Interrogative Force


Definition:

Interrogative force indicates that the speaker lacks certain knowledge about what is expressed, and may thereby be seeking information from the hearer. In that case, it is equivalent to a type of imperative: "Tell me ...".


References:
GOLD Comments doc (placeholder)


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Examples
Language Code: ygr These examples illustrate a reportedly binary, future/non-future tense system. Interlinear glosses are constructed here based on Haiman's discussion of verb stem alternations and their structures. Haiman reports that in Hua, Non-future tense is indicated by the lack of an auxiliary. This example is a Non-future tense with Interrogative Mood.
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hu-ve
do-1.Q.SG
Did I do?

References:
Haiman (1980:47, 140-1)


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