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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

In a text I saw the following sentence: Ou te ka konte .......

In a text I saw the following sentence:

Ou te ka konte sou li san onz
wa (san n pa bliye wa nan peyi Afrik yo)

this shows that in some case, when there is a sentence with san there is also a negation pa in it.

I would like to understand when you can have the negation pa in a sentence that start with san and when you do not have it.

Also, is it possible to put the past te in the above sentence ?? like below ?

Ou te ka konte sou li san onz
wa (san n pa  TE bliye wa nan peyi Afrik yo)

Can you say
Fok nou pati san n pa fè brui
Fok nou te pati san n pat fè brui


Mèsi anpil

Does the sentence have to start with “san”?

I guess you can say WHAT WILL HAPPEN with the “lack of….”.  Example:

1.
San ou mwen pèdi.
Mwen pèdi san ou.
I’m lost without you.

2.
San tretman doktè mwen ta gentan mouri.
Mwen ta gentan mouri san tretman doktè.
I would have already died without medical treatment.

Or you could say WHAT WILL NOT HAPPEN with the “lack of…..”
3.
San ou mwen pa konn sa m ta fè.
Mwen pa konn sa m ta fè san ou.
I don’t know what I would do without you.

4.
San lalwa pa gen la libète
Pa gen libète san lalwa.
“Without laws there’s no freedom”

5.
Here’s how I would translate the last two sentences:
Fok nou pati san n pa fè brui. – We should leave without making noise
Fok nou te pati san n pa’t fè brui. – We should have left without making any noise

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