Datapoint Chinese Pidgin Russian/Negative morpheme types

ne- is a prefix in Russian, though it is written separately from the verb, hence also written separately in Chinese Pidgin Russian.

netu
is the negative form of the existential verb, meaning 'there is no'. In Pidgin, netu began to be used as a verbal negator, but it kept its lexical meaning:
dərugoj rabota netu 'there is no other work" (negative existential verb);
ponimaj netu 'I don't undestand' (verbal negator)

Values

Negative auxiliary verb Frequency: 50.0%

Example 65-21:
Хэцзю либа купила, эта либа помилай нету [...] эта либа убижала.
Xeʧʒu liba kupila, eta liba pomilaj netu [...] eta liba ubiʒala.
Xeʧʒu
Xeczu
liba
fish
kupi-la,
buy-pfv
eta
this
liba
fish
pomilaj
die
netu
neg
[...]
[...]
eta
this
liba
fish
ubiʒala.
run.away.pfv
Xeczu bought a fish, the fish was alive [...] the fish swam away.

Source: Perekhvalskaya 2008: 221

Example 65-145:
Моя постоянно охота ходи, другой работы нету, рыба лови понимай тоже нету.
Maja pastajana axota xadi, dərugoj rabota netu, ryba lowi ponimaj toʒə netu.
Maja
1sg
pastajana
permanently
axota
hunt
xadi,
go
dərugoj
other
rabota
work
netu,
cop.neg
ryba
fish
lowi
catch
ponimaj
understand
toʒə
also
netu.
neg
I am permanently hunting, there is no other work [for me], I am not skillful in fishing either.

Source: Arsen'ev 1949: 22

Example 65-100:
Sólenca nietula, dózika ju, soledátka liésa pasóla.
Solənʧa
sun
nietu-la,
cop.neg-pfv
doʒika
rain
ju,
be
soledatka
soldier
liesa
forest
pasola.
went.pfv
The sun had disappeared, it was raining [but] soldiers went to the forest.

Source: Jabłońska 1957: 168

Confidence:
Certain

Negative affix Frequency: 50.0%

Example 65-133:
Мая сама делай не магу.
Maja sama delaj ne magu.
Maja
1sg
sama
self
delaj
do
ne
neg
magu.
can
I cannot do it myself (alone).

Source: Perekhvalskaya 2008: 226

Example 65-104:
Наша хунхуза не боится.
Naʃa xuɳxuʒə ni baisa.
Naʃa
1pl
xuɳxuʒə
forest.bandit
ni
neg
baisa.
fear
We are not afraid of forest bandits.

Source: Fadeev 1982: 11

Confidence:
Certain