99 Verb doubling in temporal clauses

This feature is described more fully in chapter 99.


In some creole languages, a verb doubling construction can be used to express temporal adverbial clauses, and sometimes other types of subordinate clauses as well. An example from Haitian Creole is: Rive Jan rive (epi) Mari pati. ‘As soon as Jean arrived, Marie left.’


Susanne Maria Michaelis, Martin Haspelmath and the APiCS Consortium


Verb doubling is possible in temporal clauses7
Verb doubling is not possible in temporal clauses67

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