Example 18-63

A di smol.
A
1sg.sbj
di
ipfv
smol.
small
I am losing weight.
Comment:
See Schröder (2003a: 91) for a discussion of this example; this might, in fact, be a case of polysemy ('to be slim/small' and 'to lose weight'), and not a case of marking a state verb ('to be small') for imperfectivity.
Type:
published source
Source:
de Féral 1989: 127