Datapoint Guyanais/The prohibitive

There is an emerging construction in Guyanais which has been alluded to in Pfänder (2003: 212): pou to alé travay 'you have to go to work'.

Values

Normal imperative construction and normal negator

Example 52-61:
gadé, arété, stop
gadé,
look
arété,
end
stop
stop
look, end it, stop it

Source: Jennings & Pfänder 2013+

Example 52-62:
pa gadé déyè
pa
neg
gadé
look
déyè
back
Do not look back!

Source: Jennings & Pfänder 2013+

Example 52-63:
to pa divèt di l sa
to
you
pa
neg
divèt
should
di
say
l
her
sa
that
You should not tell her that!

Source: Jennings & Pfänder 2013+

Confidence:
Very certain