Value Preclusion possible with preverbal indefinites

Language:
Cameroon Pidgin English
Parameter:
Negation and indefinite pronouns
References
de Féral 1989: 141ff.

Examples

  1. A 'no 'get 'som'ting.
    A
    1sg.sbj
    'no
    neg
    'get
    get
    'som'ting.
    something
    I have nothing.

    See de Féral 1989: 142

  2. A 'no 'get 'nating.
    A
    1sg.sbj
    'no
    neg
    'get
    get
    'nating.
    nothing
    I have nothing.

    See de Féral 1989: 142

  3. A no si enibodi.
    A
    1sg.sbj
    no
    neg
    si
    see
    enibodi.
    anybody
    I saw nobody.

    See Balbina Ebong, p.c.

  4. No peson bin kom.
    No
    neg
    peson
    person
    bin
    pst
    kom.
    come
    Nobody came.

    See Balbina Ebong, p.c.

  5. A no sabi enitin.
    A
    1sg.sbj
    no
    neg
    sabi
    know
    enitin.
    anything
    I know nothing about it.

    See Balbina Ebong, p.c.