(Such questions are labelled declarative questions and are also available as an option in those languages that have other ways of asking yes–no questions.) In Latin, the enclitic particle -ne (sometimes just "-n" in Old Latin) can be added to the emphatic word to turn a declarative statement into a yes–no question.
The ambiguity does not exist in languages that employ echo answers.The question "Maniitsu-mi Nuum-mi=luunniit najugaqar-pa" ("Does he live in Maniitsoq or Nuuk?") is ambiguous as to whether exclusive or inclusive disjunction is meant.Phrased negatively, however, as "Bai Rejinal i no ranewe, o nogat? ") the senses of the answers take the opposite polarity to English, following instead the polarity of the question.
An answer of "yes" is agreement that he will not escape, and a response of "nogayt" is disagreement, a statement that he will escape.In linguistics, a yes–no question, formally known as a polar question, is a question whose expected answer is either "yes" or "no". Yes–no questions are in contrast with non-polar wh-questions, with the five Ws, which do not necessarily present a range of alternative answers, or necessarily restrict that range to two alternatives.