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similar to English `wh-' question words, `which, when, why, where, who,' etc.,
have the Tamil equivalent in words which begin usually with Í -e,
e.g., Íõ×´ enke `where', Í¢»×Æ ettane `how many',
Í¬ÂÄé evvalavu `how much'. For a detailed explanation of
-e forms, see §§ 4.4 and 5.1.
Note, however, that the question marker -aa and the question words
can never occur in the same sentence, unless one of them is a quotation of
something someone had said elsewhere:
ÇÂç Íõ×´-ýá ×¶Ô¨ÆÔÀÔ? avaru enke-nnu sonnaaraa?
`Did he say ``where"?'