169 Non-standard system underlying responses to negative yes/no questions

A - feature is pervasive or obligatory12
B - feature is neither pervasive nor extremely rare8
C - feature exists, but is extremely rare7
D - attested absence of feature35
X - feature is not applicable (given the structural make-up of the variety/P/C)3
? - no information on feature is available11

Feature area:
Negation
Typical example:
Isnʼt he arriving tomorrow? - Yes [= ‘No, he isnʼt’]/No [= ‘Yes, he is’]
Example source:
BlSAfE (Mesthrie 2008a: 492); EAfE and WAfE (Mesthrie/Bhatt 2008: 87f.)
Variety World Region Type Value
Id Primary text Variety Variety Type