Datapoint Zulu / The Prohibitive

Language:Zulu
Feature:The Prohibitive by Johan van der Auwera and Ludo Lejeune with Valentin Goussev
Value:Special imperative + special negative

Examples

Sentence igt-2026:

Shay-a inja!
Shay-a
hit- imp.2sg
inja!
dog
Hit the dog!

Sentence igt-2027:

Mus-a uku-shay-a inga!
Mus-a
neg.imp.aux-2sg
uku-shay-a
inf -hit- inf
inga!
dog
Do not hit the dog!

Sentence igt-2028:

U-ya-shay-a inja.
U-ya-shay-a
2 sg-ind.PRES -hit- PRES
inja.
dog
You hit the dog.

Sentence igt-2029:

A-wu-shay-i inja.
A-wu-shay-i
neg.ind.PRES-2sg -hit- neg.ind.PRES
inja.
dog
You do not hit the dog.

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