Datapoint Bulgarian / The Prohibitive

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  1. Ivan Derzhanski Says:

    The chapter states that for languages with more than one prohibitive strategy, the language has been coded according to its most frequent pattern. I wonder if this applies to Bulgarian, which according to both my intuition of a native speaker and a quick corpus check, but contrary to what the map shows, uses the first strategy (Normal imperative + normal negative) more often than the fourth (Special imperative + special negative). The sources cited describe the special pattern without mentioning the default one, perhaps because it is identical to the one in French and so would be taken for granted by the reader in any case.

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