Value Normal imperative construction and normal negator

Language:
Chinuk Wawa
Parameter:
The prohibitive

Examples

  1. Pahtlatch chuck.
    páłač
    give
    čá’ak
    water
    Bring water!
  2. wik máyka mákmak kámuks
    wik
    not
    máyka
    2sg
    mákmak
    eat
    kámuks
    dog
    Don’t eat the dog!
  3. Hílu máyka kwas
    Hílu
    not
    máyka
    2sg
    kwas
    fear
    Don’t be afraid.

    See Boas 1933: 212

  4. wik náyka mákmak kámuks
    wik
    neg
    náyka
    1sg
    mákmak
    eat
    kámuks
    dog
    I don't eat dogs. OR: I don’t eat the dog.