nolo & nota

A. nolo=S S climb, ascend
B. nota=S S descend (volitionally)
C. nolo=A=O A make O climb, ascend
D. nota=A=O A make O descend
E. nolo=CS CS be more ATTRIBUTE
F. nota=CS CS be less ATTRIBUTE
G. auxiliary V-nolo V more (and more), increasingly V
H. auxiliary V-nota V less (and less), decreasingly V
I. nolo-nolo=S S climb higher and higher
J. nota-nota=S S descend lower and lower

These two verbs, opposites, pattern together. Nolo is no plus the obsolete particle lo ‘up’ and nota is no plus the obsolete particle ta ‘down’. Nota is never used to mean ‘fall’ as it implies deliberate descent. Nolo likewise denotes deliberate ascent.

As auxiliaries, neither is used with the verbs of stance. Nor are they used with each other.

Sentences with nolo as a main verb.

Sentences with nota as a main verb.

Sentences with nolo as an auxiliary verb.

Sentences with nota as an auxiliary verb.

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