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  ISO 639-3 Code: byv
  latlong: 5.141023,10.5191  Map it!
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   01_Subject Verb Yes KEUPDJIO HERMANN SIDOINE Forum
   02_Verb Subject No KEUPDJIO HERMANN SIDOINE Forum
   03_Verb Object Yes KEUPDJIO HERMANN SIDOINE Forum
   04_Object Verb No KEUPDJIO HERMANN SIDOINE Forum
   05_Subject Verb Object Yes KEUPDJIO HERMANN SIDOINE Forum
   06_Subject Object Verb No KEUPDJIO HERMANN SIDOINE Forum
   07_Verb Subject Object No KEUPDJIO HERMANN SIDOINE Forum
   08_Verb Object Subject No KEUPDJIO HERMANN SIDOINE Forum
   09_Object Subject Verb No KEUPDJIO HERMANN SIDOINE Forum
   10_Object Verb Subject No KEUPDJIO HERMANN SIDOINE Forum
+ 11_Adposition Noun_Phrase Yes KEUPDJIO HERMANN SIDOINE Forum
  Words: á kú? nùm tú`bà?
  Gloss: He climb on head house
  Translation: He climbed on the roof
  Comment: (? is glottal stop)
  Contributor: KEUPDJIO HERMANN SIDOINE
   12_Noun_Phrase Adposition No KEUPDJIO HERMANN SIDOINE Forum
+ 13_Adjective Noun Yes KEUPDJIO HERMANN SIDOINE Forum
  Words: kə̀m mɛ̀n
  Gloss: short person
  Translation: A short person
  Contributor: KEUPDJIO HERMANN SIDOINE
+ 14_Noun Adjective Yes KEUPDJIO HERMANN SIDOINE Forum
  Words: zwə́ fɔ́ktɛ́p
  Gloss: cloth white
  Translation: white cloth
  Contributor: KEUPDJIO HERMANN SIDOINE
+ 15_Numeral Noun Yes KEUPDJIO HERMANN SIDOINE The numeral one always appearthe numeral one always appears before the noun unlike other numerals which always appear after the noun. Forum
  Words: tà? mɛ̀n
  Gloss: one person
  Translation: one person
  Comment: The numeral one always appears before the noun unlike other numerals which always appears after the noun.
  Contributor: KEUPDJIO HERMANN SIDOINE
+ 16_Noun Numeral Yes KEUPDJIO HERMANN SIDOINE Forum
  Words: bʉ̀ tád
  Gloss: person three
  Translation: three people
  Contributor: KEUPDJIO HERMANN SIDOINE
+ 17_Demonstrative Noun No KEUPDJIO HERMANN SIDOINE Forum
  Words: jʉ̄n mɛ́n lī
  Gloss: this child lī
  Translation: this child
  Comment: In this case we will have a contrastive reading which is no longer a neutral context
  Contributor: KEUPDJIO HERMANN SIDOINE
+ 18_Noun Demonstrative Yes KEUPDJIO HERMANN SIDOINE Forum
  Words: mɛ́n jʉ̄n lī
  Gloss: child this this
  Translation: this child
  Comment: The particle lī means that the noun is near the speaker
  Contributor: KEUPDJIO HERMANN SIDOINE
   19_Possessor Noun No KEUPDJIO HERMANN SIDOINE Forum
+ 20_Noun Possessor Yes KEUPDJIO HERMANN SIDOINE Forum
  Words: tʉ́tú fən
  Gloss: statue chief
  Translation: The statue of the chief
  Contributor: KEUPDJIO HERMANN SIDOINE
   A 01_Attributive Adjective Agreement No KEUPDJIO HERMANN SIDOINE Forum
   A 02_Predicate Adjective Agreement No KEUPDJIO HERMANN SIDOINE Forum
   A 03_Degree Adjective No KEUPDJIO HERMANN SIDOINE Forum
+ A 04_Adjective Degree Yes KEUPDJIO HERMANN SIDOINE Forum
  Words: ɣ́? nʉ̀ʃú
  Gloss: big very
  Translation: very big
  Contributor: KEUPDJIO HERMANN SIDOINE
   AuxSel 01_Auxiliary Selection NA KEUPDJIO HERMANN SIDOINE Forum
+ C 01_Complementizer Clause Yes KEUPDJIO HERMANN SIDOINE Forum
  Words: bʉ̀ Nʉ̀mí nɛ́ kʉ̀lɔ̀
  Gloss: bʉ̀ Numi cook banana
  Translation: that Numi coooked banana
  Contributor: KEUPDJIO HERMANN SIDOINE
   C 02_Clause Complementizer No KEUPDJIO HERMANN SIDOINE Forum
   Extra Examples No KEUPDJIO HERMANN SIDOINE Forum
   N2 01_Numeral Noun (indefinite) Yes KEUPDJIO HERMANN SIDOINE Forum
   N2 02_Noun Numeral (indefinite) Yes KEUPDJIO HERMANN SIDOINE Forum
+ Neg 01_Standard Negation is Particle that Precedes the Verb Yes KEUPDJIO HERMANN SIDOINE Forum
  Words: Nʉ̀mí kʉ̀? nɛ́ kʉ̀lɔ̀
  Gloss: Numi NEG cook banana
  Translation: Numi did not cook banana
  Contributor: KEUPDJIO HERMANN SIDOINE
   Neg 02_Standard Negation is Particle that Follows the verb No KEUPDJIO HERMANN SIDOINE Forum
   Neg 03_Standard Negation is Prefix No KEUPDJIO HERMANN SIDOINE Forum
   Neg 04_Standard Negation is Suffix No KEUPDJIO HERMANN SIDOINE Forum
   Neg 09_Standard Negation is Reduplication No KEUPDJIO HERMANN SIDOINE Forum
   Neg 10_Standard Negation is Infix No KEUPDJIO HERMANN SIDOINE Forum
+ Order N3 01_ Demonstrative Adjective Noun No KEUPDJIO HERMANN SIDOINE Forum
  Words: jʉ̄n fɔ́ktə́p zwə́ lī
  Gloss: this white cloth this
  Translation: this white cloth ( as opposed to that read one)
  Comment: This order is not attested in neutral context since it has a contrastive reading
  Contributor: KEUPDJIO HERMANN SIDOINE
+ Order N3 02_Demonstrative Noun Adjective No KEUPDJIO HERMANN SIDOINE Forum
  Words: jʉ̄n fɔ́ktə́p zwʕ́ lī
  Gloss: this white cloth this
  Translation: this white cloth (as opposed to that white uniform)
  Comment: This order is not attested in neutral context since it has a contrastive reading
  Contributor: KEUPDJIO HERMANN SIDOINE
+ Order N3 03_ Noun Adjective Demonstrative Yes KEUPDJIO HERMANN SIDOINE Forum
  Words: zwə́ fɔ́ktə́p jʉ́n lī
  Gloss: this white cloth this
  Translation: this white cloth
  Contributor: KEUPDJIO HERMANN SIDOINE
+ Order N3 04_Noun Demonstrative Adjective No KEUPDJIO HERMANN SIDOINE Forum
  Words: zwə́ jʉ́n lī fɔ́ktə́p
  Gloss: cloth this this white
  Contributor: KEUPDJIO HERMANN SIDOINE
+ Order N3 05_Adjective Demonstrative Noun No KEUPDJIO HERMANN SIDOINE Forum
  Words:  fɔ́ktə́p jʉ̄n lī zwə́
  Gloss: *white this this cloth
  Contributor: KEUPDJIO HERMANN SIDOINE
+ Order N3 06_Adjective Noun Demonstrative No KEUPDJIO HERMANN SIDOINE Forum
  Words: fɔ́ktə́p zwə́ jʉ̄n lī
  Gloss: white cloth this this
  Comment: In this context, the adjective must have a contrastive reading.
  Contributor: KEUPDJIO HERMANN SIDOINE
+ Order N3 07_Demonstrative Numeral Noun No KEUPDJIO HERMANN SIDOINE Forum
  Words: [resolve font issue}
  Gloss: this one child this
  Translation: this child
  Comment: This word order expresses contrastive focus on the demonstrative. Only the numeral “one” is used before the noun. The particle li (Mid tone) means near the speaker
  Contributor: KEUPDJIO HERMANN SIDOINE
   Order N3 08_Demonstrative Noun Numeral No KEUPDJIO HERMANN SIDOINE Forum
   Order N3 09_ Noun Numeral Demonstrative Yes KEUPDJIO HERMANN SIDOINE Forum
   Order N3 10_Noun Demonstrative Numeral Yes KEUPDJIO HERMANN SIDOINE Forum
   Order N3 11_Numeral Demonstrative Noun No KEUPDJIO HERMANN SIDOINE (only with the numeral one: one N Dem) Forum
   Order N3 12_Numeral Noun Demonstrative Yes KEUPDJIO HERMANN SIDOINE Forum
   V2 01_Declarative Verb-Second No KEUPDJIO HERMANN SIDOINE Forum
+ V2 02_Interrogative Verb-Second No KEUPDJIO HERMANN SIDOINE Forum
  Words: kʉ́ Nʉ̀mí nɛ́ á
  Gloss: what Numi cook Q
  Translation: what did Numi cook
  Contributor: KEUPDJIO HERMANN SIDOINE