Datapoint Gurindji Kriol/The prohibitive

Negative imperatives are formed using the negative particle don, which is derived from English, plus verb.
N.B. The Kriol nomo is not used in Gurindji Kriol.

Values

Normal imperative construction and special negator

Example 72-87:
Don pirrkkarra laim.
Don
neg
pirrk-karra
snatch-cont
la=im.
obl-3sg
Don't snatch it from him.

Source: Meakins 2007: 415

Example 72-88:
Ma yu pirrkap na!
Ma
OK
yu
2sg
pirrkap
make
na!
seq
OK you make it then!

Source: ACLA database 2003-2006

Example 72-86:
An dij karungku i neba luk dat kaya kominap.
An
and
dij
this
karu-ngku
child-erg
i
3sg.sbj
neba
neg
luk
look
det
the
kaya
monster
kom-in-ap.
come-cont-up
And this kid didn't see the monster coming towards them.

Source: Meakins 2007: 415

Confidence:
Intermediate