Datapoint Palenquero/The prohibitive

The prohibitive rarely if ever uses preverbal NEG only. The prohibitive thus has either a double negation (NEG + V + NEG) or postverbal negation (V + NEG).

This situation is contrary to declarative negatives, where all three NEG patterns can occur, i.e.

NEG + V
NEG + V+ NEG
V + NEG

Values

Normal imperative construction and special negator

Example 48-107:
¡Nu dejá mi te nu!
¡Nu
neg
dejá
leave
mi
me
te
you.sg
nu!
neg
Don't leave me (here)!
Spanish: ¡No me dejes aquí (sola)!

Source: Schwegler & Green 2007: 287

Example 48-108:
¡Nu toká eso nu!
¡Nu
neg
toká
touch
eso
this
nu!
neg
Don't touch this!
Spanish: ¡No toques eso!
Example 48-109:
¡Nu dejhá mi te nu!
¡Nu
neg
dejhá
leave
mi
me
te
you
nu!
neg
Don't leave me!
Spanish: ¡No me deje usted!
Example 48-110:
Ayá Katahena ma palenkero asé ablá lengua nu.
Ayá
there
Katahena
Cartagena
ma
pl
palenkero
Palenquero
asé
hab
ablá
speak
lengua
Palenquero
nu.
neg
In Cartagena, the Palenqueros tend not to speak Palenquero.
Spanish: En Cartagena, los palenqueros no suelen hablar palenquero.
Example 48-207:
¡Miní aká!
¡Miní
come
aká!
here
Come here!
Confidence:
Very certain