عَ
ˁa-
prohibitive particle
حرف النهي
LS 292; Naumkin et al. 2015a:59
text examples

a. teḳḷóḷ id-ḥaʰ wa-ˁa-temtíṭ ‘May she stay as small as this and never grow up!’ (Naumkin et al. 2015a 142a:25–26)

b. ˁa-teḳdóm ɛ́hɛn aḷ-tegóser ‘Do not wait. You will not be able (to catch the goat)’ (Naumkin et al. 2022:254)

root
ˁa
etymology

The etymology of the prohibitive particle ˁa- (not very common in the speech of our language consultants) is obscure (in particular, its eventual relationship to the standard negation aḷ). Hardly any connection to the preposition ˁan (contra LS 292).