More On -kah

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1.       –Kah makes a phrase a question.

2.       –kah is attached to the focus of question:

 

2a. Focus on Identity in the query

 

Diakah abang awak? (is he your brother?)

 

2b Focus on ownership in the query

 

Dia abang awakkah? (Is he your brother?)

 

2c. focus on name

 

Siapakah nama awak ?  (What is your name?)

 

2d. Confirm the name

 

Nama awak Ramlikah? (is your name Ramli?)

 

2e  Focus on  price

 

Berapakah harga barang ini?  (How much is this thing?)

 

2f  Confirming the price

 

Harga barang ini sepuluh dolarkah? (Is this thing ten dolar?)

 

 

Notice that the –kah attaches to dolar instead of ten because the price comes in dolar i.e. ten dolar not just ten.

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