Example 76-11

akkĭa añaninni picū'ktu pĭtcȗk
akkĭa
trade
añaninni
big
picū'ktu
want
pĭtcȗk
not
I don't want to pay a big price. He does not ask a big price., etc.

Comment:
The negative element pĭtcȗk is very often attested in combination with the verb 'to want'. The interpretation of this example is highly context-dependent. In general, the interpretation of Eskimo Pidgin utterances can be strongly context-dependent (Stefánsson 1909: 221).
Type:
reconstructed by documentalist
Source:
Stefánsson 1909: 223