Imperatives in Ambon

  • Stephanie M. Calo University of Florida


This paper describes the morphosyntax of imperatives in Ambon Malay, a Malayic language spoken in the Maluku Islands of Indonesia. It covers both pos-itive and negative second person imperatives and first person hortatives. There are descriptions of the placement and optionality of pronominal subjects and ways of modifying the politeness of the imperatives.