Value Normal imperative construction and normal negator

Language:
Bislama
Parameter:
The prohibitive
References
Meyerhoff 1994-1995 field recordings

Examples

  1. mi mi no luk long hem
    mi
    1sg
    mi
    1sg
    no
    neg
    luk
    look
    long
    loc
    hem
    3sg
    I didn't look at her.

    See Meyerhoff 1994-1995 field recordings

  2. givim nandao blong mifala i kakae
    givim
    give
    nandao
    nandao
    blong
    purp
    mifala
    1pl.excl
    i
    agr
    kakae
    eat
    Give us some nandao to eat.

    See Meyerhoff 1994-1995 field recordings

  3. e, yu yu go swim
    e,
    hey
    yu
    2sg
    yu
    2sg
    go
    go
    swim
    bathe
    Hey, go wash yourself!

    See Meyerhoff 1994-1995 field recordings

  4. yu no mekem rabis fasin
    yu
    2sg
    no
    neg
    mekem
    make
    rabis
    rubbish
    fasin
    fashion
    Don't have me on. OR: Don't behave badly.

    See Meyerhoff 1994-1995 field recordings