Datapoint Papiamentu/Position of standard negation

The standard negator precedes the verbal complex, including preverbal tense-aspect markers. Note though that the left-peripheral position of Mood marker lo means that lo precedes the negator. It is worth noting that the standard negator also precedes copula ta or the past form tabata/tawata.

Values

Before the verb

Example 47-205:
Mi no a bishitá e kapital di Perú nunka.
Mi
1sg
no
neg
a
pfv
bishitá
visit
e
def
kapital
capital
di
of
Perú
Peru
nunka.
never
I have never visited the capital of Peru.
Dutch: Ik heb de hoofdstad van Peru nooit bezocht.

Source: Muller 1989b: 90

Example 47-207:
[...] a bin resultá ku nan no tabatin nèt nada di aber ku e kaso kruel aki, [...].
[...]
[...]
a
pfv
bini
come
resultá
result
ku
comp
nan
3pl
no
neg
taba-tin
pst-have
nèt
just
nada
nothing
di
of
aber
to.do
ku
with
e
def
kaso
case
kruel
cruel
aki
dem.prox
[...].
[...]
[...] it was found that they had nothing to do with this cruel case [...].

Source: Extra: 25 June 2009, p.3

Example 47-208:
E kambio di gobièrnu lo no trese kambio den esaki.
E
def
kambio
change
di
of
gobièrnu
government
lo
mood
no
neg
trese
bring
kambio
change
den
in
es(un)
one
aki.
dem.prox
The change of government will not bring any change in this regard.

Source: Extra: 25 June 2009, p.3

Example 47-209:
esnan ku no ta nèchi ètòl
es(un)
one
nan
pl
ku
comp
no
neg
ta
cop
nèchi
nice
ètòl
at.all
those that are not at all nice

Source: Extra: 14 July 2009, p.4

Confidence:
Very certain