[Lingtyp] Negation marks adverbial clauses

TasakuTsunoda tasakutsunoda at nifty.com
Wed Jan 12 03:58:39 UTC 2022


Dear Colleague,


    The following work may be relevant.


Dobrushina, Nina. 2020. Negation in complement clauses of fear-verbs.


https://doi.org/10.1075/fol.18056.dob | Published online: 30 June 2020
Functions of Language issn 0929-998x | e‐issn 1569-9765 © John Benjamins Publishing Company 

Best wishes,


Tasaku Tsunoda



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件名: [Lingtyp] Negation marks adverbial clauses


Dear All,

I hope you have started a happy new year.

In the corpus of one of my students in Hamedani Persian (a variety spoken in Hamedan, west of Iran), we have found some adverbial clauses in which the verb is marked by negative prefix, but it does not mean negative. These adverbial clauses mark Time (meaning 'as soon as') and Reason, or both at the same time. Some examples:


1.        i               ke            kur          na-šod, man         diye          ruz-e xoš                 na-didam

        he            that         blind       NEG-become, I    anymore day-EZ happy     NEG-see-1SG 

        As soon as he got blind, I had no good times.

2.      das       ke         ne-mi-keš-i                               ru harči,                       xāk-e

       hand     that      NEG-IND-touch-2SG               over     everything,       dirty-BE.3SG

    As you touch everything, it is dirty.

I wonder if there is any other language in which the adverbial clause is negative in form but not in meaning. I searched to find some evidence or some sources which mention this, but I was not successful. I appreciate your comments.

Best regards,



Mohammad Rasekh-Mahand 

Linguistics Department,

Bu-Ali Sina University, 

Hamedan, Iran.

Postal Code: 6517838695  


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