Value Negative particle

Language:
Bahamian Creole
Parameter:
Negative morpheme types

Examples

  1. If I dead, tell them you don't kill me, tell them I eat poison barracuda.
    [...]
    [...]
    tell
    tell[imp]
    them
    3pl.obj
    you
    2sg.sbj
    don't
    neg
    kill
    kill
    me,
    me
    tell
    tell[imp]
    them
    3pl.obj
    I
    1sg.sbj
    eat
    eat[pfv]
    poison
    poison
    barracuda.
    barracuda
    [If I die,] tell them you didn't kill me, tell them I ate poisoned barracuda.
  2. Stone at sea bottom no know sun hot.
    Stone
    stone[pl]
    at
    at
    sea
    sea
    bottom
    bottom
    no
    neg
    know
    know
    sun
    sun
    hot.
    hot
    The rocks at the bottom of the sea don’t know that the sun is hot.

    See Holm & Shilling 1982: 143

  3. I ain't - I ain't exactly know what kind of work he used to do, but I think he used to work over there. But he retire.
    I
    1sg.sbj
    ain't
    neg
    -
     
    I
    1sg.sbj
    ain't
    neg
    exactly
    exactly
    know
    know
    [...].
    [...]
    I don’t exactly know [what kind of work he used to do] [...].