Example 31-88

[...] pamo tinha avian ki sa ta koreba na kel tenpu.
[...]
[...]
pamo
because
tinha
was
avian
plane
ki
that
sa
prog
ta
mood
kore-ba
sleep-ant
na
at
kel
that
tenpu.
time
[...] because there were planes that used to fly at that time.
Comment:
The situation seems fairly complex. If sa ta is viewed as two markers, one for aspect and the other for modality, then the order is ASP-MOOD-V+ANT, but if sa ta is analyzed as a variant of sta, then all we have may be ASP-V+ANT. The jury is still out on this matter.
Type:
naturalistic spoken
Source:
Jose Martins, p.c. (2000)