grammaticalization of negatives/interrogatives

Nicholas Ostler nostler at CHIBCHA.DEMON.CO.UK
Sat Mar 12 10:27:09 UTC 2005

David Gil wrote:

> Although this is now quite far from
> Matti's original inquiry, I'd be interested to know whether there are
> any other languages in which a content word has assumed a secondary
> usage as a marker of emphatic denial.

In your dreams!

Nicholas Ostler

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