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Thu May 17 2007
Qs: Standard Bengali Data Required
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Standard Bengali Data Required
Message 1: Standard Bengali Data Required
From: Duygu Ozge <dozgemetu.edu.tr>
Subject: Standard Bengali Data Required
I'm working on a course project on a CCG account of Standard Bengali
syntax. I need the following items to be translated into Standard Bengali.
I'd appreciate any help.
A- Are the following sentences grammatical? Do they need any special
context to be grammatical?
1- kriSno radha-ke bhalobaS-e
Krisna Radha-OBJ love -3
2- radha-ke kriSno bhalobaS-e
3- kriSno bhalobaS-e rahha-ke
4- radha-ke bhalobaS-e kriSno
5- bhalobaS-e radha-ke kriSno
6- bhalobaS-e kriSno radha-ke
B- Are the following possible?
1- chele-Ta baba Jan- e na aS-be
2- chele-Ta aS-be Jan-e na baba
3- chele-Ta Sune-che or baba aS-be bole
4- je or baba aS-be chele-Ta Sune-che
C- How can we say these?
1- The rat that the cat that the dog that barked at chased ate the cheese.
2- The rat that the cat chased ate the cheese.
3- The cat that chased the rat ate the cheese.
4- A book which I hope I will write, and fear that most people will burn
D- How can we say the following in Bengali? Are they grammatically possible?
1- Krisno gives the book to Radhake
2- Krisno gives Radhake the book
3- Krisno sleeps.
4- Radhake walks.
5- Radhake visited Krisno, and Parama Lisa.
6- Give Radhake the salt and Krisno the talcum.
7- Marcel proved completeness, and Gilbert, soundness.
8- Radhake promised Lisa to study.
9- Lisa persuaded Rahdake to study.
10- Lisa persuaded to study some very heavy friends from Calcutta.
11- Lisa promised to study some very heavy friends from Calcutta.
12- Marcel showed me myself.
13- The professor showed the students the unusual manuscript which the
librarian had lent the student.
14- The professor showed the students the unusual manuscript which the
librarian had torn.
15- What manuscript did the professor show the student?
16- What manuscript did the professor tear?
17- I wanted/expected/promised to take a bath.
18- I promised John to take a bath.
19- John was promised to be left alone.
20- I expect John to take a bath.
21- I wanted John to take a bath.
22- I persuaded John to take a bath.
23- I persuaded to take a bath my very heavy friend from Hoboken.
24- I expected to take a bath my very heavy friend from Hoboken.
25- I introduced to Marcel some very heavy friends.
26- I introduced to each other some very heavy friends.
27- Who did you introduce to your very heavy friends?
28- Who did you introduce your very heavy friends to?
29- Theorem proved itself.
30- Marcel proved and I disproved completeness.
31- Sally adores herself.
32- Herself adores Sally.
Linguistic Field(s): Syntax
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