Example 11-309

Wen Ai woz boi, Ai neva drink rom.
Wen
when
Ai
1sg
woz
cop.pst
boi,
boy
Ai
1sg
neva
neg.pst
drink
drink
rom.
rum
When I was a boy, I never drank rum.
Comment:
In this example, neva actually may have the meaning ‘never’ rather than [NEG.PST].
Type:
naturalistic spoken
Source:
Nicaragua project recordings CD