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Re : Noli-me-tangere

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Date:Friday, April 30, 1999, 19:22
Dans un courrier dat=E9 du 30/04/99 19:53:20  , Ray a =E9crit :

<< How do other conlangers deal with this.  Is it just the word for "not" +
 the imperative, or are there some more interesting constructions among our

In Tunu I rather use "please + not_do" :

"poti (otiwa) he-eta-nge teme ome-ho"
=3D "prayer (is that) you-move-not touch at-me"

"poti (otowa) ho-eme-nge teme ota-he"
=3D "prayer (is that) me-referred-no touch move_of-you"

or else
"poti (otowa) teme-nge ota-he ome-ho"
=3D "prayer (is that) touch-no move_of-you at-me"

depending on the topic.

But I guess it's pretty standard a pattern.