taya (quantifier): nobody, no thing, nothing.
ta ca ngúrnucám máru-taya-l
NEG I see.POT.TRANS it.GEN-nothing-ACC
“I could not see anything”
taya belongs to the class of ‘numeral-like quantifiers’, which exhibit syntactic behavior identical to that of proper cardinal numerals (such as mbár ‘one’); that is, it acts as a modifier within a noun word by following an undefined nominal in the genitive, as in the example above. Moreover, it requires double negation: any clause it occurs in must be negated with the clause-level negative particle ta.