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Prepositional complement
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Prepositional objects feature a special interrogative pronoun if they are presupposed to be [<-person>]. This is the so-called R-pronounwêrwhat, which is homophonous with the locative pronoun. The interrogative paradigm is as follows:

Table 1
[<+ person>] [<-person>]
Subject or object wawho watwhat
Prepositional complement wawho wêrwhere

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Wawho as a complement of P behaves differently from the interrogative R-pronoun wêrwhat. Interrogative wawho is placed in first position of the clause together with its preposition:

Example 1

Mei wa hasto praat?
with who have.you talked
Who did you talk with?

Wêrwhat, in contrast, must precede its preposition (as must all R-pronouns):

Example 2

Wêr hasto oer praat?
what have.you about talked
What did you talk about?

Fronting wawho without its preposition causes a mild ungrammaticality, at most:

Example 3

?Wa hasto mei praat?
who have.you with talked
Who did you talk with?

In case the wh-phrase is expanded, the sentence is grammatical:

Example 4

Hokke keardels woe se net mei prate?
which guys wanted she not with talk
Which guys did not she want to talk with?

Non-interrogative Noun Phrases (NPs) may be freely separated from their preposition, although discourse factors, not discussed here, may affect the grammaticality of the resulting sentence:

Example 5

Sokke keardels woe se net mei prate
such guys wanted she not with talk
Such guys, she did not want to talk with

Fronting wêrwhat together with its preposition causes a mild ungrammaticality, provided that the R-pronoun still precedes its preposition. If the preposition precedes the interrogative R-pronoun, the result is plainly ungrammatical:

Example 6

a. ?Wêr oer hasto praat?
what.R about have.you talked
What did you talk about?
b. *Oer wêr hasto praat?
about what.R have.you talked
What did you talk about?
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