Q-word

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Noun[edit]

Q-word (plural Q-words)

  1. (linguistics) A question word.
    • 2018, The Routledge Handbook of African Linguistics (→ISBN), page 104:
      Cross-linguistically, a distinctive characteristic of this mood type is the presence of a question word (‘Q-word’) in the clause that queries missing information [...]
  2. Alternative letter-case form of q-word (any word beginning with q)

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