Example 60-67

napésí
na-pés-í
1sg-give-prs.prf
I have given.
Comment:
As explained in Meeuwis (1998: 28) and more fully in Brisard & Meeuwis (2009), can be used on both stative and dynamic verbs (a distinction to be made on language-specific criteria). On a stative verb it denotes a present state or marks structural, general-validity statements. On a dynamic verb it denotes perfect: the action is carried out in the past and has led to a resulting situation in the present. Important to note is that, in the case of dynamic verbs, the past action is backgrounded and the present situation foregrounded, not the other way around (see Brisard & Meeuwis 2009). Therefore, what shares on stative and dynamic verbs, is a notion of the presentness. In order to have one gloss for the same marker throughout, I have chosen to always gloss -í as PRS.PRF.
Type:
naturalistic spoken
Source:
Recordings of naturalistic discourse