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Negation in Nganasan

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Abstract

In Nganasan, verbal negation is expressed by the negative auxiliary <i>&#324;i</i>-, which takes all the inflectional suffixes from the main verb. There are two more negative markers: a constituent negator <i>&#324;intuu</i> and a predicative negator <i>&#271;a&#331;ku</i>; the former is also used to negate attributive predications, and the latter negates existential and possessive predications. These two markers also serve as negative replies. Besides this, verbs have a dedicated abessive (&#8216;not yet&#8217;) form, and nouns can take a caritive marker. There exist no dedicated negative pronouns; indefinites with emphatic markers are used instead.

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