Presentation on theme: "Negative statements. The many types of No Cho- no Cho wi- No (more intense) Cho wi shena-no (real intense) Cho kwech- Not quite Cho mshe- Not yet Cho."— Presentation transcript:
The many types of No Cho- no Cho wi- No (more intense) Cho wi shena-no (real intense) Cho kwech- Not quite Cho mshe- Not yet Cho wika- never Cho mamda- cant
Negative statements Basically to make a sentence negative you either add a si to the verb or a bwa to the front. You usually have to have cho at the front though. Example: Cho Nmajisi. Example Ni je wi ga bwa byayen? The last type will be explained later when we deal with complex questions and the conjunct form.
Some example sentences Cho nago ggi-majisimen. We all did not leave yesterday. Cho wabek wi majisik.- They are not going to leave tomorrow. Cho gi binchegesi. No he or she didn’t clean. Cho Nwi-migadisi. No I am not going to fight.
Cho mamda nwi-gwedemojgesi wabek.- I am not going to be able to fish tomorrow. Cho wika nwi-giwesi.- I am never going home. Cho mshe nbinchegesi. I’m not going to clean yet.
Why is a negative statement marked twice? Once with cho and once with si. It just is. Think of it as twice the opportunity for you to hear that the statement being made is negative. If you miss the cho at the front you might at least catch the si at the end.
The whole pattern with an AI verb Cho nmajisi- I didn’t leave Cho gmajisi- You didn’t leave Cho majisi- he/she didn’t leave Cho nmajisimen- We (-u) didn’t leave Cho Gmajisimen-we all didn’t leave Cho Gmajisim- You all didn’t leave Cho Majisik- They didn’t leave.
Pay special attention to the last chart In particular did you notice that after the first three I,you and he/she the si was inside of the verb. Basically right in front of the ending which indicated who did the action.
Remember Don’t forget if you are going to make a negative statement with AI(animate intransative) verbs you need to put the cho on the front.