Exploration of the Semantic Difference between the Two Negative Markers lw- and (-)si(-) in Swahili
AbstractWhen dealing with negation, grammars of Standard Swahili generally present three basic negative markers, ha-, (-)si(-), and -to-. For two of these three markers, ha- and -si-, grammars describe their distribution, but explanations of their difference in meaning are either not provided or often unsatisfactory. The difference between ha- and -si- in form, position and function has led to the hypothesis, which will be explored in this paper, that both negative markers differ in meaning.
How to Cite
Beaudoin-Lietz, C. (1997). Exploration of the Semantic Difference between the Two Negative Markers lw- and (-)si(-) in Swahili. Linguistica Atlantica, 19, 29–42. Retrieved from https://journals.lib.unb.ca/index.php/la/article/view/22503