I. Interrogation

284) a) Interrogation was expressed in speech by the tone rather than by a particle, hence it is not directly recognizable in written texts : ŠEŠ-YA-za malāsi "do you agree, my brother ?", DINGIRLUM-za kīdas waskuwas sēr TUKU.TUKU-wanza "is the deity very angry because of those breaches ?".

b) The negation is placed at the beginning of the interrogative sentence (cf. §282c).

285) a) The double interrogation uses nu and -ma in the second clause : BAL andurza kuiski DÙ-yazi ... nu BAL arahza-ma kuiski DÙ-zi "does someone revolt inside ... or does someone revolt outside ?", nu-war-at ŠEŠ-YA ĪDE nu-war-at UL-ma ĪDE "does my brother know it or does not he know it ?".

b) About the indirect double interrogation with mān - mān "if - or else", cf. §333.

286) Abrupt questions can occur, e.g. : kuit apāt "what (is) that ?", nu namma kuit "what more ?".