Datapoint Louisiana Creole/Tense-aspect systems

Values

Mixed aspectual-temporal system

Example 53-190:
Mo te gen ont kan Donald trape mon, gro dimanch ap ramase koton.
Mo
1sg
te
pst
gen
have
ont
shame
kan
when
Donald
Donald
trape
catch
mon,
1sg
gro
big
dimanch
Sunday
ap
prog
ramase
pick
koton.
cotton
I was ashamed when Donald surprised me picking cotton one Sunday.

Source: Neumann 1985: 206

Example 53-191:
Li t ap jwe kan mo vini.
Li
3sg
t
pst
ap
prog
jwe
play
kan
when
mo
1sg
vini.
come
He was playing when I came.
French: Il jouait quand je suis venue.

Source: Neumann 1985: 210

Example 53-100:
Mo mai ape diminwi. Sa-k ape manje mai-la?
Mo
1sg.poss
mai
corn
ape
prog
diminwi.
diminish
Sa-k
who
ape
prog
manje
eat
mai-la?
corn-art.def.sg
My corn is disappearing. Who's eating the corn?

Source: Neumann 1985: 132

Confidence:
Certain