no

[verb]

no=S S come, go along
no=A=O A send for, summon O
auxiliary V-no come and V
imperative no! V-phrase, come!

No is a single-syllable verb meaning ‘come’. In the rare cases when it is not followed by an auxiliary nor has a rational animate subject, the form of no is nodu. Arguments for no are the same as with da. The main difference between da and no is deictic. No implies motion towards the speaker or observer. It is also used for motion along a path parallel to something else.

no can be used as an auxiliary to mean ‘come and V’. Like da, it is not used with the verbs of stance (sede, tene, degi) nor with any verbs denoting mental activity (dullo, callo, canno). It is also not used with da or with itself.

Imperative no! is a single syllable word, which is allowed as it is considered an interjection. It can be appended to a verb phrase to make it imperative. For example: Kuno=di=nu, no! ‘You get the thing, do!’ or ‘Get the thing!’. This is more polite than using da! It might be used by a parent towards a child, for example, or an elder person towards a much younger person. It has the urgency of da! but is tempered by affection.

Examples

[#98] Dami xotoyide taba xodu, gada nodu xososu.

[#68] Degi sedece mudu todusu, wudu yedenadana nodana.

[#9] Lono wososu gadagaba geline no-sedelale, dape-seppeboce kidi se-dullowa doŇčisu.

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