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C.-T. James Huang (2003). The Distribution of Negative NPs and Some Typological Correlates.

URL: http://www.people.fas.harvard.edu/~ctjhuang/Course_LSA222/readings/Huang.2003.nobody.pdf

(Last accessed 2009-07-23).

ODIN: http://odin.linguistlist.org/igt_raw.php?id= 3523&langcode=nan (2021-09-27).


Example #1:

    (14)   goa chaikhi thak bo chhe
    I morning read no book
    `I read no book this morning.'
Example #2:

    (15)    i than bo chiN, chhuei bo thaolo, tongjen ma chhua bo boh.
    he earn no money, found no job, of-course and marry no wife
    `He earned no money, found no job; of course he also married no wife.'
Example #3:

    (16)    i ti kong saN, goa long sa bo liao-a mng.
    he at say what, I all grasp no cottage door
    `Whatever he is talking about, I am grasping no cottage door. (I'm totally lost.
Example #4:

    (18)   a. Q: lin chaikhi khuaN wu chhe bo?
    you morning read have book no
    `Did you guys succeed in reading books?"
Example #5:

    b. A: i khuaN wu, goa khuaN bo.
    he read have I read no
    `He did, I did not.'
Example #6:

    (19)   li chiN tan bo,             taolo a chhuei bo,       biangong     boh ma chhua bo.
    you money earn not-have, job also found not-have, needless-say wife and marry not-have
    also unsuccessful in [your efforts to] get married.'
Example #7:

    b. *i bat go-e lang, goa bat bo lang.
    he know 5-CL person, I know no person
    Intended: `He knows 5 people, but I know none.'