Datapoint Norf'k/The prohibitive

The precise conditions governing the choice of these markers and their semantic force remains to be established. They have a relatively low total frequency.

Values

Normal imperative construction and special negator

Example 24-106:
Dana miek miek!
Dana
aux.neg
miek
make
miek!
make
Stop fiddling!
Example 24-107:
Dunt yorlye fait!
Dunt
STRONG.neg.aux
yorlye
2pl
fait!
fight
Don't you (plural) fight!
Example 24-108:
Du tuhi!
Du
aux.neg
tuhi!
swear
Don't use bad language!
Example 24-116:
Giw wan lohle gen aa letl salan!
Giw
give
wan
det.indf
lohle
lolly
gen
prep
aa
det.def.sg
letl
little
salan!
people
Give that child one lolly!

Source: Laycock & Buffett 1988

Example 24-170:
Wi noe yuus eni e em fancy rods yuu sii dem yuusin orn de mainlan.
Wi
we
noe
neg
yuus
use
eni
any
e
of
em
det.def.pl
fancy
fancy
rods
rod
yuu
[you
sii
see
dem
they
yuusin
use.cont
orn
on
de
the
mainlan.
mainland]
We do not use any of the fancy rods that one can see used in Australia.
Confidence:
Intermediate