Value Co-occurrence with predicate negation

Language:
Kriol
Parameter:
Negation and indefinite pronouns

Examples

  1. Im no bin ladim enibodi tatjim dat faiya bla im en imin oldei nesimbat tu dat faiya.
    Im
    3sg
    no
    neg
    bin
    pst
    lad-im
    let-tr
    enibodi
    anybody
    tatj-im
    touch-tr
    dat
    dem
    faiya
    fire
    bla
    dat/poss
    im
    3sg
    en
    and
    im=in
    3sg=pst
    oldei
    always
    nes-im-bat
    nurse-tr-prog
    tu
    too
    dat
    dem
    faiya.
    fire
    He wouldn't let anybody touch his fire. He always kept it with him.

    See Sandefur and Sandefur 1982: 61

  2. Nobodi neva putimbat mai haus.
    Nobodi
    nobody
    neva
    neg2
    put-im-bat
    put-tr-prog
    mai
    1sg.poss
    haus.
    house
    Nobody ever builds my house.
  3. Yu kan fiksim mi, enibodi kan fiksim mi.
    Yu
    2sg
    kan
    can.neg
    fiks-im
    fix-tr
    mi,
    1sg
    enibodi
    anybody
    kan
    can.neg
    fiks-im
    fix-tr
    mi.
    1sg
    You can't cure me, nobody can cure me. (patient to doctor)