'awᐧᐊᐁʔawADV not
  

If placed immediately before the verb 'aw is merely emphatic, and if emphasis is not desired, is omitted. However, if something other than the verb is to be brought within the scope of negation, 'aw is obligatory and must precede whatever is negated.


(1)
'Awdunehooloh.
notpersonhe is absent
There is not a person around.
  


(2)
'Awmaihunulhgiiloh.
notberriesthey are drying [n-class object]it is not
They are not drying berries.

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