Authored by: Jenny Mathias


Print publication date:  February  2016
Online publication date:  February  2017

Print ISBN: 9780415735681
eBook ISBN: 9781315651194
Adobe ISBN: 9781317309314


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Negation in Burmese can take various forms, depending on the element that is negated and the scope of the negation. Syntactically, only the verbal predicates are negated, but the negation can also apply to non-verbal elements. The ability to attract direct negation is a diagnostic feature of verbs in Burmese. Negated predicates can occur in statements or questions, and in independent as well as dependent clauses. For negated imperatives (prohibitives), the prohibitive status marker is used (see section 8.3.2).

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