Example 47-82

Lástima ta pa trabou mi t'aki sinó lo mi a bin Hamaika maske ta pa sinku dia.
lástima
alas
ta
cop
pa
for
trabou
work
mi
1sg
ta
cop
aki
here
sinó
if.not
lo
mood
mi
1sg
a
pfv
bini
come
Hamaika
Jamaica
maske
if.only
ta
cop
pa
for
sinku
five
dia
day
Too bad I am here for work, if not I would have come to Jamaica if only for five days.
Comment:
This illustrates the position of the mood marker lo before the subject pronoun mi, and its cooccurrence with the preverbal aspect marker a.
Type:
naturalistic written
Source:
Papiamentu database