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Re: Question problem

ghunchu'wI' (

On May 20, 2009, at 7:44 AM, Doq wrote:

> Of course, that doesn't resolve why we should prefer to have the
> adverbial or the question word first, except to mimic the English word
> order preference.

I can come up with a couple of defensible reasons to prefer one way  
or the other.  They assume sentence semantics that are not set down  
for us as rules, however, and I'm not planning to debate based on my  
preferences.  I'll just go with what seems right to me at the time,  
expecting to be understood easily, and not worry about whether I'm  
being biased by my native English.

-- ghunchu'wI'

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