Test Sentences, 123

Continuing with Gary’s list:

  1. Will you go with us or wait here?

This, on the other hand, is a different use of or. It is presenting alternatives, but the alternatives are clauses rather than noun phrases. baŋi has been used with noun phrases, but it is not appropriate for clauses as it is syntactically in the same class as amba some. The word bagɛbagɛ, on the other hand, is a combination of the words for yes and no. It means maybe.

160. bagɛbagɛ ŋidi lɛnnanɛn tɨŋi dɛmɛ bagɛbagɛ ŋidi sɛdɛ susi goɬi dɛmɛ?

bagɛbagɛ
maybe
Å‹idi
2P.MTsg
lɛnna
1P.MTpl
-nɛn
with
tɨŋi
tɨŋi.IMP
dɛmɛ
Q
bagɛbagɛ
maybe
Å‹idi
2P.MTsg
sɛdɛ
sɛdɛ.IMP
susi
here
goɬi
for a time
dɛmɛ
Q

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