Datapoint Tayo/Position of tense, aspect, and mood markers in relation to the verb

The negator can intervene between the future marker va and the verb.

Values

In a leftward position Frequency: 50.0%

Example 57-170:
ma va pa ale
ma
1sg
va
fut
pa
neg
ale
go
I won’t be going.

Source: Ehrhart 1993: 190

Confidence:
unspecified

Immediately preceding the verb Frequency: 50.0%

Example 57-143:
ma fini reste numea
ma
1sg
fini
compl
reste
live
numea
Noumea
I lived in Noumea (but now I am living elsewhere).

Source: Ehrhart 1993: 164

Example 57-141:
ta atra nde fe kwa?
ta
2sg
atra
prog
nde
prog
fe
do
kwa?
what
What are you doing at the moment?

Source: Ehrhart 1993: 161

Example 57-142:
Linda ke ambrase lja
Linda
Linda
ke
often
ambrase
kiss
lja
3sg.obj
Linda often kisses him.
Confidence:
Very certain