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"MUST NOT" Meaning in BSL

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English:
Mickey, you must = You have to // It is obligatory // There is no choice
Mickey, you must not = You are not allowed to // It is against the rules


German:
River, you must (Du musst) = You have to // It is obligatory // There is no choice
River, you must not (Du musst nicht) = You don't have to // It is not obligatory // There is a choice


Which is it in BSL, like English or German? Or maybe neither?

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According to the textbook we use, there are at least 8 ways to negate a verb in bsl. 

Some of them are non-manual features that would be done during the sign, like shaking your head during <must>. 

Others are individual signs, added before or after the verb, like <not>.

Some of the signs have particular uses, like <don't>, that could replace the verb in a comment, or go before/after it.

 

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