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Description

1. Who came and what did he bring?
2. What are you making out of this piece of wood?

Interrogative (not relative) pronoun, referring to an inanimate object; syntactically should be able to occupy the position of direct object. (Kassian et al. 2010)

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Wordlist: all

ID Language Source Form Phonological Form Notes Cognate Class
80 Hittite kuit A View
133 Luvian kuī A View
134 Lycian ti A View
81 Tocharian A kus cf. /meaning/who/ A View
82 Tocharian B kuse cf. /meaning/who/ A View
88 Albanian çë Also used in the form ... A View
143 Standard Albanian çfarë A View
2 Albanian Sicily çë Also used in the form ... A View
4 Albanian Corinth çë Also used in the form ... A View
3 Albanian Gheg çë Also used in the form ... A View
6 Albanian Tosk çë Also used in the form ... A View
110 Ancient Greek τί G.sg. τίνος. Neuter singular ... A View
152 Tsakonian τσι A View
32 Greek τι ti A View
31 Greek Lesbos TI A View
129 Classical Armenian զի zi (A) View
129 Classical Armenian զինչ z-i(-)nč‘ A View
8 Armenian Eastern ինչ inʧʰ A View
7 Armenian Western ինչ A View
128 Avestan kaṯ A View
136 Sogdian cw Sogdian A View
75 Wakhi CIZ, CICIZ A View
9 Baluchi KITHAN A View
118 Kurdish çi A View
137 Zazaki čičī A View
72 Tajik CI A View
54 Persian che tʃʰiː A View
77 Waziri KIM, TSE A View
1 Pashto CE A View
138 Shughni ca A View
139 Sarikoli cɛyz A View
124 Ossetic Iron sy sy A View
125 Ossetic Digor či či A View
141 Kata-viri kaᴵ A View
154 Vasi-vari pəs(se), pseh View
153 Askunu A View
105 Vedic Sanskrit kím inter. part. at the end ... (A) View
105 Vedic Sanskrit kád A View
162 Pāḷī kiŋ A View
41 Khaskura KYA A View
51 Nepali ke ke ke = inanim., ko = anim. (Turner ... A View
106 Assamese ki(he) sg., AF kitā (Mayang), p ... A View
102 Oriya kɔɔṇɔ kɔɔɳɔ Turner gives KE 'who?, anyone' A View
10 Bengali KI A View
111 Bihari ki ki AF kəthi A View
144 Magahi कउची kəʊci View
144 Magahi का View
151 Bhojpuri A View
104 Marwari kãi direct, kiɳ (obl.) A View
35 Hindi kya kjaː A View
119 Urdu کیا kjɑ A View
103 Sindhi kōhu ‘why, what for?’, neuter only A View
103 Sindhi kēharo AF kēhō, kuj̄āṛō, ‘what ... A View
103 Sindhi čhā ‘of what source/kind?, neuter ... A View
43 Lahnda KE A View
53 Punjabi KI A View
33 Gujarati ša, šũ ʃa, ʃũ B View
50 Marathi kāy kaj A View
40 Kashmiri KYAH A View
65 Sinhalese MOKADA View
34 Romani Greece SO B View
100 Old Church Slavonic чьто tʃɪ̆tɔ A View
95 Serbo-Croatian što, šta ʃtɔ̂, ʃtâ A View
15 Bulgarian какво kəˈkvɔ A View
92 Macedonian што ʃto A View
60 Russian что ʂtɔ A View
55 Polish co tsɔ A View
16 Belarusian што ʂtɔ A View
73 Ukrainian що ʂtʂɔ A View
66 Slovak čo tʃɔ A View
18 Czech co tsɔ A View
48 Sorbian Upper što ʃtɔ A View
47 Sorbian Lower co tsɔ A View
97 Slovenian kaj kǎːj A View
108 Old Prussian ka A View
44 Latvian kas A View
46 Lithuanian KAS A View
109 Old Norse hvat ɣvat A View
36 Icelandic hvað xʷaːð, kʰvaːð Replaced HVAO. A View
23 Faroese hvat kʰvɛaːt A View
58 Norwegian Riksmal hvad ʋaː A View
159 Stavangersk ka ka A View
157 Old Swedish hvadh ˈhvaːð A View
69 Swedish vad vɑː(d) A View
71 Swedish Vilhelmina VA, VA A View
70 Swedish Uppland VAD, VA A View
145 Elfdalian wen wɛn A View
20 Danish hvad va A View
158 Danish Fjolde var vɑɹ A View
161 Gutnish Lau va vɑː A View
99 Old English hwæt A View
22 English what wɒt A View
26 Frisian wat vɔt Removed DET, HWAT. A View
21 Dutch wat wɑt A View
24 Flemish WAT A View
83 Afrikaans WAT, WATTER, HOE A View
87 Sranan SANI split from DKB View
87 Sranan HOESAN split from DKB View
126 Old High German waz A View
27 German was vas A View
86 Pennsylvania Dutch WAAS A View
120 Luxembourgish wat A View
121 German Switzerland was A View
107 Gothic ƕa A View
130 Oscan píd A View
132 Umbrian piře A View
112 Latin quid kʷid Neut. interrogative singular. A View
17 Catalan què kɛ, ke Eastern, western. Removed QUIN. A View
56 Portuguese que, o que kɨ, u kɨ A View
68 Spanish que ke A View
61 Sardinian Cagliari ITTA C View
62 Sardinian Logudoro CHI A View
63 Sardinian Nuoro ITTE C View
85 French Creole Dominica (KI)SA A View
76 Walloon QUI, QWE A View
25 French que A View
57 Provencal QUE A View
42 Ladin CHE A View
146 Dolomite Ladino che Online dictionary gives cie and ... A View
123 Romansh tgei A View
122 Friulian ce, ce che A View
39 Italian che ke Also means 'who(m)', 'that'. A View
59 Romanian ce ʧe A View
74 Vlach CI A View
127 Old Irish cid kʹiðʹ A View
101 Middle Cornish pandrə pandrə ‘what, why’ (lit. ‘which thing ... (A) View
101 Middle Cornish py pi A View
148 Old Breton pi / pe A View
172 Middle Breton petra peˈtra From pez tra 'what thing ... D View
172 Middle Breton pe ˈpe Pronoun and adjective, interrogative and ... A View
12 Breton petra A, D View
150 Old Welsh pa / pi A View
79 Welsh BETH (A), (D) View
79 Welsh pa A View
38 Irish cad A View
38 Irish caidé < ciod è 'what is it'. (E) View
115 Scottish Gaelic dè, de d̊ʲeː E View
115 Scottish Gaelic ciod (A) View
147 Manx cre A View
5 [Legacy] Albanian T çfarë tʃfaɹ(ə) A View
5 [Legacy] Albanian T çë Also used in the form ... A View
29 [Legacy] Greek K TI A View
28 [Legacy] Greek D TI A View
30 [Legacy] Greek Md TI A View
64 [Legacy] Serbocroatian STO A View
113 [Legacy] Serbian šta ʃtâ AF što. A View
89 [Legacy] Bulgarian P STO A View
49 [Legacy] Macedonian STO A View
94 [Legacy] Russian P STO A View
93 [Legacy] Polish P CO A View
90 [Legacy] Byelorussian P STO A View
98 [Legacy] Ukrainian P SCO A View
19 [Legacy] Czech E CO A View
96 [Legacy] Slovak P CO A View
91 [Legacy] Czech P CO A View
67 [Legacy] Slovenian KAY A View
45 [Legacy] Lithuanian O KA A View
11 [Legacy] Brazilian que, o que ki, u ki Added o que. A View
142 [Legacy] German Munich was < Pr. Germ. *hwa- ‘who? what?’. A View
84 [Legacy] French Creole C KI SA A View
14 [Legacy] Breton St pe A View
13 [Legacy] Breton Se PETRA A View
78 [Legacy] Welsh C BETH A View
37 [Legacy] Irish A CAD A View