"Are you smart? Yes. I am smart."
Translation:bIval'a'? HISlaH. jIval.
Adding -'a' to a statement turns it into a yes/no question.
bIval You are smart.
bIval'a' Are you smart?
Other kinds of questions use question words like nuq what?, 'Iv who/whom?, nuqDaq where?, qatlh why?, ghorgh when?, chay' how?, 'ar how many/how much?