Value Negative auxiliary verb

Language:
Gurindji Kriol
Parameter:
Negative morpheme types
References
Meakins 2007: 415 ; Meakins 2012

Examples

  1. Yu putim nyawa kuya so yu kaan nurt laiyangku nganta.
    Yu
    2sg
    put-im
    put-tr
    nyawa
    this
    kuya
    thus
    so
    so
    yu
    2sg
    kaan
    neg
    nurt
    press
    laiya-ngku
    liar-erg
    nganta.
    doubt
    You put this one like that so you won't tread on it, you little liar.

    See Meakins 2007: 415

  2. An dij karungku i neba luk dat kaya kominap.
    An
    and
    dij
    this
    karu-ngku
    child-erg
    i
    3sg.sbj
    neba
    neg
    luk
    look
    dat
    the
    kaya
    monster
    kom-in-ap.
    come-cont-up
    And this kid didn't see the monster coming towards them.

    See Meakins 2007: 415