2.8 negation Nouns can be emphatically negated by the negative adjective (e')bet 'at all', e.g., (36) n ø.s (ke) b~ɑŋk bed ba ke:ɣ 'there is no bank in town' The post-positioned negative verbal particle ke(d) can be dispensed with when (e')bet is also present in the same sentence, and is usually not found in a phrase such as
|(x)||n ø.s||d~ɛn e'bet||~ɑmə|
|ne est||personne aucun||ici|
|'There is nobody here.'|
|[équivalent standard: N'eus den ebet amañ- ]|
... though the addition of ke(t) would be quite acceptable.
- Wmffre, I. 1998. Central Breton. [= Languages of the World Materials 152] Unterschleißheim: Lincom Europa.