phrasal verb or interjectionEdit
I don't/didn't/have not know(n)
Usage notes Edit
Sometimes 'ioe is used with zih for emphasis. Although zih is a negative, it does not negate 'ioe.
zih 'ioe intali. I do not know about mathematics. If translated word-for-word, this would read not not I know mathematics (which in common English is rendered I don't not know mathematics), but that is not the real meaning of the sentence. zih is used as a intensive of negation rather than a negative itself. zih 'ioe intali. means I really don't know mathematics.
This verb is a first-person singular negative verb. It is defective for all other persons and numbers and can only be used in the negative sense.
There's a reason for that apostrophe.Edit
The apostrophe is called a diacritic and is used to express the special pronunciation. Put stress on the /i/ in 'ioe. The apostrophe is also used to denote a shortened form (contraction) of the word veioe which means I see the truth. The contraction of the word changes the meaning
Derived terms/relatives Edit
- ‘ihoe: ignore, refuse to attend