Word order of negative morphemes (Synja Khanty)

NegV: The negative morpheme precedes the verb.

(1) naŋen oš-ā at pājt-s-em.

I you.acc mind-lat neg fall-pst-obj.1sg

‘I didn’t understand you.’ (Onina 2009: 51)

In Synja Khanty, every sentential element (and the verbal predicate among them) is negated with the at negative particle, which always precedes the negated element (cf. Honti 1984: 89).


Nikolett F. Gulyás