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avan pook-aame irundaalum irukkalaam. `He might not go; perhaps he won't go.'
Similarly, the negative of 7.12 is formed by affixing È×¾ - aame to the verb, and following it by Éçÿ»Ôè£ Éç¤Ø½¨ irundaalum iruppeen, e.g.
ÇÂ¨ ¾Ô¾Õ¶£ ¶Ô¤½Õ¹Ô×¾ Éçÿ»Ôè£ Éç¤½Ô¨ avan maamsam saappidaame irundaalum iruppaan. `He probably won't eat meat.'
The `expected' negative forms, i.e., something like * pookaattaalum pookamaattaan, while acceptable grammatically to a native speaker, would not be assigned the meaning a speaker of English would expect and would not be used by a native speaker.