NegPtclNonStc: Negation of the predicate is expressed through the use of a standard negative word, which cannot function alone as a sentence.
(1a) mānǝm oš-a pājt-s-ǝn?
I.acc mind-lat fall-pst-2sg
‘Did you understand me?’ (Onina 2009: 51)
(1b) antā,mā naŋen oš-ā at pājt-s-em.
neg I you.acc mind-lat neg fall-pst-obj.1sg
‘No, I didn’t understand you.’ (Onina 2009: 51)
In Synja Khanty, sentence elements are negated with the at negative particle, while sentential negation is achieved with the antā particle (cf. Honti 1984: 89).