Negative Verb

A negative verb is a type of auxiliary that is used to form the negative of a main verb. The main verb itself has no personal endings, while the negative verb takes the inflection. The English auxiliary don't or doesn't performs a similar function: one says we don't make, where make has no inflection, and don't is essentially a negative verb that indicates the person/number of we (contrast he doesn't with a different person/number).

Read more about Negative VerbEnglish, Uralic Languages, Japanese, Korean

Other articles related to "negative verb, negative, verbs, verb":

Skolt Sami Language - Grammar - Verbs - Negative Verb
... Skolt Sami, like Finnish, the other Sámi languages and Estonian, has a negative verb ... In Skolt Sami, the negative verb conjugates according to mood (indicative, imperative and optative), person (1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th) and number (singular, dual and plural) ... languages, Skolt Sami no longer has separate forms for the dual and plural of the negative verb and uses the plural forms for both instead ...
Negative Verb - Dravidian Languages - Kannada
... The negative mood in Kannada is conjugated by adding the PNG (Person-Number-Gender) marker to the root without a tense marker ... It is occasionally used in common speech conjugated, usually with a few common defective verbs in the Negative Mood ... / Should not) However, it is very often used in negative adjectives derived from verbal roots' participial forms ...
Mari Language - Grammar - Conjugation - Negation
... Negation in Mari uses a 'negative verb', much like Finnish does ... The negative verb is more versatile than the negative verb in Finnish (see Finnish grammar), existing in more grammatical tenses and moods ... The negation verb in its corresponding form is put in front of the negated verb in its second person singular (the stem-only form), much as it is in Finnish and Estonian ...
Finnish Grammar - Verb Forms - Negation of Verbs - Present Indicative
... Verbs are negated by using a negative verb in front of the stem from the present tense (in its 'weak' consonant form) ... This verb form used with the negative verb is called a connegative ... Note that the inflection is on the negative verb, not on the main verb, and that the endings are regular apart from the 3rd person forms ...

Famous quotes containing the words verb and/or negative:

    The word is the Verb, and the Verb is God.
    Victor Hugo (1802–1885)

    The negative cautions of science are never popular. If the experimentalist would not commit himself, the social philosopher, the preacher, and the pedagogue tried the harder to give a short- cut answer.
    Margaret Mead (1901–1978)