Datapoint Berbice Dutch/Negative morpheme types

Berbice Dutch Creole standard negation takes the form of an enclitic morpheme in clause-final position. Note that its enclitic status is purely phonological rather than syntactic. Its short form, which is most frequently used, is ka. Its long form, less frequently used, is kanɛ.

Values

Negative particle

Example 28-173:
o poko di man ka
o
3sg
poko
like
di
the
man
man
ka
neg
She doesn't like the male (referring to a pair of parrots).

Source: Kouwenberg 2007b: 26

Example 28-174:
o suku nati ʃi bwa kanɛ
o
3sg
suku
want
nati
wet
ʃi
3sg.poss
bwa
foot
kanɛ
neg
He doesn't want his feet to get wet.

Source: Kouwenberg 1994b: 239

Confidence:
Very certain