Datapoint Indonesian / Position of Polar Question Particles

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  1. Chris Beier Says:

    The interrogative “apa” only serves the grammatical function of a question particle for polarity questions, if it
    a) occurs sentence-initially, and
    b) isn’t followed by a noun

    If it occurs in any other position than sentence-initial, it is an interrogative (”what”), signaling a content question.

    See here, for an overview:
    https://blogs.transparent.com/indonesian/question-words-in-indonesian/

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