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  1. WH-word An interrogative word which corresponds to English words such as who, what, where, which, when, why and how. The following are some ex-amples. (a) as who dare {41 what' nani nan • ' where' doko tn-D ' when' ;nu e 5 I.0 / itT doshite I rune e ' how ' do Note that Japanese WH-words are not always found in sentence-initial position; they are frequently found after a topic noun phrase, as shown in (b) and (c) below. (b) 0 ) 0A-7 T —1.:1111tht5lEt L tan‘,, Kin6 no pati ni wa dare ga kimashita ka. (Lit. To yesterday's party, who came there? (=Who came to yesterday's party?)) Cp. litnt $.0 )0ic--Y- 4 —I:AIL itta. Dere ga kind no pad ni kimashita ka. (Who came to yesterday's party?) (c) L Lit tn., Nihon de we nen' o shimashita ka. (Lit. In Japan what did you do? (=What did you do in Japan?)) Cp. faf& ia*-0 t Lt:.7)„ Nen! o nihon de shimashaa ka. (What did you do in Japan?) Yes-No Question A question that can be answered by hai yes' or ie 'no'. (Cp. WH-question) Examples follow: (a) A : _EIJI Ueda-san we kimashita ka. (Did Mr. Ueda come?)
  2. ' how come / why'
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