Another Question on Quechua

lhpszpt
Posts: 3
Joined: 2008-12-25, 1:20
Real Name: Long Haiping
Gender: male
Location: Shenzhen
Country: CN China (中国)

Another Question on Quechua

Postby lhpszpt » 2009-01-17, 0:41

I am writing a thesis on the possessive numerals connectors in the world. I know in Quechua "yuq" has that function. It is a possessive word. It can also be used like this:
“cunka ukni- yuq” (ten one-having)
My questioin is: can "yuq" be used as a conjunction? For example, if I say "two boys and three girls" or "you and me", can I use "yuq" to express "and"?
Thanks in advance.

Yono
Posts: 6
Joined: 2020-02-20, 21:05
Real Name: Yono Soyo
Gender: male
Country: PE Peru (Perú)
Contact:

Re: Another Question on Quechua

Postby Yono » 2020-03-03, 19:20

A better translation for -yoq / -yuq would be "with ...", for example: "wawayoq warmi" means: "a woman who has a child", but literally it could be translated: "a woman with a child".
It cannot be used as a conjunction in the examples you mention, for that type of cases use the suffix -nti or -wan.
If you want more QUECHUA, you can visit my free online course of quechua which is in English and in Spanish


Return to “Central and South American Indigenous Languages”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest