Classical Gluonic Lexeme


Keywords: interrogative, questions

Pronunciation (IPA): kʰaː 
Part of Speech: verb 
Class: coverb, modal, intransitive 
Forms: khaa 
Glosses: question, wonder 


Khaa is the modal verb used to introduce all questions in CG. As a standalone verb it is an intransitive vern meaning to be in a state of questioning or wonder. A thing one is quesitoning or wondering about can be introduced with the applicative, often as a verbal complement that may use an irrealis modal coverb. Example:

Khaasumi ssuu pe meetaly garany'ty.
"I wonder if the child is sleeping."

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