Value Special imperative construction and special negator

Language:
Haitian Creole
Parameter:
The prohibitive
References
Fattier 1998: 881-2

Examples

  1. Pinga ou joure granmoun!
    Pinga
    proh
    ou
    2sg
    joure
    insult
    granmoun!
    adult
    Don't insult adults!
    French: N'insulte pas les adultes!

    See Fattier 1998: 881

  2. Pinga manyen sa!
    Pinga
    proh
    manyen
    touch
    sa!
    dem
    Don't touch that!
    French: Ne touche pas à ça!

    See Fattier 1998: vol. 6, p. 61

  3. Pinga ou janm fè sa ankò!
    Pinga
    proh
    ou
    2sg
    janm
    never
    do
    sa
    dem
    ankò!
    again
    Don't ever do that again!
    French: Ne refais jamais ça!

    See Fattier 1998: vol. 6, p. 61

  4. Pinga fè tel bagay!
    Pinga
    proh
    do
    tel
    such
    bagay!
    thing
    Be careful not to do such things!
    French: Attention de ne pas faire ce truc!

    See Fattier 1998: vol. 6, p. 113

  5. Piga ou joure granmoun.
    Piga
    proh
    ou
    2sg
    joure
    insult
    granmoun.
    old.people
    Don't insult older people.
    French: N'insulte pas les anciens.

    See Valdman et al. 2007: 555

  6. Pinga anyen touche yo!
    Pinga
    proh
    anyen
    nothing
    touche
    touch
    yo!
    3pl
    Watch out that nothing touches them!
    French: Fais attention que rien ne les touche.

    See Fattier 1998: vol. 6, p. 113