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Re: Noli-me-tangere

From:Sally Caves <scaves@...>
Date:Saturday, May 8, 1999, 2:43
On Fri, 30 Apr 1999, Raymond A. Brown wrote:

> There are other languages also which don't have negative imperatives, so to > speak, by some other way of forming prohibitions. > > 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 > conlangs? > > Ray.
In Teonaht? Nope. It's just the word "not" in the imperative as it is in the negative statement. EXCEPT: the position is different. You say: ry vekto vera, "I frown not," meaning I don't frown; BUT: vera vektof, "don't frown." ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Sally Caves ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++