Value After verb plus postverbal object

Language:
Berbice Dutch
Parameter:
Position of standard negation
References
Kouwenberg 1994a: 85-100; Kouwenberg 1994b

Examples

  1. aʃu pamen kɛnau, dɛn ju kan krik di boka
    aʃi
    if
    ju
    2sg
    pama
    tell
    en
    one
    kɛnɛ
    person
    nau,
    now
    dɛn
    then
    ju
    2sg
    kan
    can
    kriki
    get
    di
    the
    boki
    money
    ka
    neg
    If you tell anybody, then you can't get the money.

    See Kouwenberg 1994b: 239

  2. ɛkɛ suku mu titi ori jɛnda ka
    ɛkɛ
    1sg
    suku
    want
    mu
    go
    titi
    time
    ori
    3sg
    jɛn-da
    be-there
    ka
    neg
    I don't want to go when he is not there. OR: I want to go when he is not there; I don't want to go when he is there.

    See Kouwenberg 2000: 896

  3. ɛk wa noiti nika, solok bɛr kɛk di sa hapn
    ɛkɛ
    1sg
    wa
    pst
    noiti
    never
    nimi
    know
    ka,
    neg
    soloko
    such
    bɛrɛ
    story
    kɛkɛ
    like
    di
    this
    sa
    irr
    hapn
    happen
    I never knew such things could happen.

    See Kouwenberg 1994a: 88