Datapoint Chinese Pidgin English/The prohibitive

Note the frequent use of makee in imperatives as well as prohibitives.

Values

Normal imperative construction and normal negator

Example 20-17:
米其温卑剪排
Makee one pigeon pie.
Makee
make
one
art.indf
pigeon
pigeon
pie.
pie
Make a pigeon pie.

Source: Tong 1862: VI.42

Example 20-66:
哪米其士卑厘
No makee spillee.
No
neg
makee
make
spillee.
spill
Don't spill it.

Source: Tong 1862: IV.46

Example 20-67:
哪託記難臣時
No talkee nonsense.
No
neg
talkee
talk
nonsense.
nonsense
Don't speak such nonsense.

Source: Tong 1862: VI.21

Example 20-60:
挨糯托記騷
I no talkee so.
I
1sg
no
neg
talkee
talk
so.
so
I did not say so.

Source: Tong 1862: IV.49

Confidence:
Very certain