Datapoint Lingala/Tightness of the link between the past marker and the verb

In the example given, -pés- is the root. Root extensions, such as causative, applicative and others, can intervene between root and past marker, but root + extension is considered to be the stem.

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Affix

Example 60-60:

napésákí
na-pés-ákí
1sg-give-pst
I gave.

Source: Recordings of naturalistic discourse

Confidence:
Very certain