Datapoint Belizean Creole/The prohibitive

The prohibitive is more often accompanied by a 2SG pronoun (Example 112).

Values

Special imperative construction and normal negator Frequency: 70.0%

Example 9-111:
Gu!
Gu!
Go
Go!
Example 9-112:
Yu no paas dat ting ataal.
Yu
2sg
no
neg
paas
pass
dat
that
ting
thing
ataal.
at.all
Don't overlook it.

Source: Escure 1983a: 34

Example 9-114:
Dey no kil op di fiʃ de.
Dey
they
no
neg
kil
kill
op
up
di
the
fiʃ
fish
de.
there
They didn't kill the fish.

Source: Escure's 1980s materials

Confidence:
Very certain

Normal imperative construction and normal negator Frequency: 30.0%

Example 9-114:
Dey no kil op di fiʃ de.
Dey
they
no
neg
kil
kill
op
up
di
the
fiʃ
fish
de.
there
They didn't kill the fish.

Source: Escure's 1980s materials

Example 9-111:
Gu!
Gu!
Go
Go!
Example 9-113:
No gu luk.
No
neg
gu
go
luk.
look
Don't even look!

Source: Escure 1983a: 35

Confidence:
Very certain