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Negative Imperative.

The Negative Imperative, expressing `do not do such-and-such', is formed by adding the suffix -׻ aade or -׻ -aadenga (polite) to the infinitive (see sec. § below) of the verb.

Occasionally, the prohibitive kuudaadu `one must not, should not' [the negative of the modals ԣ laam and veenum is used to express the same notion as the negative imperative:

⤽ ! tuppa kuudaadu! `Do not spit! '


Harold F. Schiffman
Sat Nov 2 21:16:08 EST 1996