Datapoint Berbice Dutch/Negation and indefinite pronouns

Indefinite pronouns and other indefinite quantifiers within the scope of negation usually attract negation, but both occasional spontaneous usage and elicited judgements show that indefinites may be referential under negation.

Values

Co-occurrence with predicate negation

Example 28-178:
tut ju drai wɛrɛ ju drai mɛten gutu ka
tutu
until
ju
2sg
drai
turn
wɛrɛ
again
ju
2sg
drai
turn
mɛtɛ
with
en
one
gutu
thing
ka
neg
When you return, you return with nothing.

Source: Kouwenberg 1994b: 249

Example 28-179:
en kɛnɛ kan kapo ka
en
one
kɛnɛ
person
kan
can
kapu
cut
o
3sg
ka
neg
Nobody can cut it down. (referring to a certain tree)

Source: Kouwenberg 1994b: 249

Confidence:
Very certain