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Keywords: discourse

Pronunciation (IPA): ' 
Part of Speech: term noun verb 
Class: happat 
Forms: neka, nekas 
Glosses: deny, refuse, denial, refusal 


The term 'neka' is an early loanword, apparently from Spanish. It means to deny or refuse someone something. As a noun, it means a denial or refusal or denial or refusal in general. As a verb, it is treated as a happat verb of communciation, although it can refer to much beyond communciation. It takes an ergative refuser, an absolutive thing or statement refused or denies, and a dative party the denied thing is denied to.


Ja Mari hanne neka y jymjym ija paluh
Mary denied the bog a treat.

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