Imperative verb forms, used in imperative sentences, distinguish the affirmative from the negative. The intransitive affirmative imperative form is the verb root itself, e.g, itkeh ! ‘Sleep!' whereas the transitive affirmative imperative form has the suffix -i , as in (101)-(102). In the negative imperative sentence, the imperative form is preceeded by the negative marker jia , as in (103)- (104).
(101) akan-i o wakay ito.
eat-PF.IMP NOM sweet.potato that
‘Eat up the sweet potato!
(102) linas-i o rasay ko.
wipe-LF.IMP NOM bamboo.mat 1.S.GEN
‘Wipe off my bamboo mat!'
(103) jia pan-mama, ta ma-langa ka.
NEG.IMP VF-chew because SV-drunk 1.S.NOM
‘Don't chew betel nut, otherwise you will get drunk!'
(104) jia apis-i o ayob ko.
NEG.IMP wash-LF.IMP NOM clothes 1.S.GEN
‘Don't wash my clothes!'