Datapoint Kriol/Position of standard negation

Values

Before the verb

Example 25-23:
Yu nomo washim bla mi kloth.
Yu
2sg
nomo
neg
wash-im
wash-tr
bla
dat/poss
mi
1sg
kloth.
clothes
You never wash my clothes for me. (uttered as a complaint)
Example 25-90:
Gardiya pein, im nomo laikim blekbala pein.
Gardiya
white.person
pein,
paint
im
3sg
nomo
neg
laik-im
like-tr
blekbala
Aboriginal.person
pein.
paint
White people’s paint, she doesn’t like Aboriginal people’s paint. (Talking about decorating artefacts).
Example 25-193:
Im no bin ladim enibodi tatjim dat faiya bla im en imin oldei nesimbat tu dat faiya.
Im
3sg
no
neg
bin
pst
lad-im
let-tr
enibodi
anybody
tatj-im
touch-tr
dat
dem
faiya
fire
bla
dat/poss
im
3sg
en
and
im=in
3sg=pst
oldei
always
nes-im-bat
nurse-tr-prog
tu
too
dat
dem
faiya.
fire
He wouldn't let anybody touch his fire. He always kept it with him.

Source: Sandefur & Sandefur 1982: 61

Example 25-236:
Nekstaim yu nomo wani go stilimbat.
Nekstaim
next.time
yu
2sg
nomo
neg
wani
pot
go
go
stil-im-bat.
steal-tr-prog
Don't go stealing again. OR: Next time you shouldn't be stealing.

Source: Sandefur & Sandefur 1982: 65

Example 25-297:
Na, ai nomo wanda gu la Top Kemp.
Na,
no
ai
1sg
nomo
neg
wanda
want
gu
go
la
loc
Top
Top
Kemp.
Camp
No, I don't want to go to the Top Camp.

Source: Angelo et al. 1998a

Example 25-237:
Nomo yumob gada bulurrum mi hanting!
Nomo
neg
yumob
2pl
gada
fut/oblig
bulurr-um
follow-tr
mi
1sg
hanting!
hunting
Never again will you lot follow me hunting! OR: You won't ever come hunting with me!

Source: Hodgson 1998: 196

Example 25-102:
Dubala bin nomo laigim bolorrimap langa mibala.
Dubala
3du
bin
pst
nomo
neg
laig-im
like-tr
bolor-im-ap
follow-tr-up
langa
loc
mibala.
1pl
The two didn't want to follow us.

Source: Sandefur & Sandefur 1982: 63

Confidence:
Very certain