Datapoint Nengee/The prohibitive

Nengee has 2 negators:
a(n) and na (both with high tone). A(n) is mainly used with verbs that start with a consonant. Na is used with vowel initial verbs/auxiliaries and in emphatic contexts such as imparative phrases,

Values

Normal imperative construction and normal negator

Example 4-93:
Tapu mofu!
Tapu
close
mofu!
mouth
Silence!

Source: Goury & Migge 2003: 143

Example 4-94:
Na bali.
Na
neg
bali.
cry
Don't cry!
Example 4-95:
A na o bali no?
A
he
na
neg
o
fut
bali
shout
no?
right
He won't cry, right?
Confidence:
Very certain