Value Stative verbs with present reference and dynamic verbs with past perfective reference are both unmarked

Language:
Nicaraguan Creole English
Parameter:
Present reference of stative verbs and past perfective reference of dynamic verbs

Examples

  1. Wen dei chek di ship ih woz a ship lood av pomkin.
    Wen
    when
    dei
    3pl
    chek
    check
    di
    art.def
    ship
    ship
    ih
    3sg
    woz
    cop.pst
    a
    art.indf
    ship
    ship
    lood
    load
    av
    of
    pomkin.
    pumpkin
    When they checked the ship, it was/carried a ship load of pumpkins.

    See nd

  2. Shi ded wen shi did hav 35 yierz.
    Shi
    3sg.f
    ded
    die
    wen
    when
    shi
    3sg.f
    did
    pst
    hav
    have
    35
    35
    yier-z.
    year-pl
    She died when she was 35 years old.

    See nd

  3. Den ai ritorn bak huom.
    Den
    then
    ai
    1sg
    ritorn
    return
    bak
    back
    huom.
    home
    Then I returned home.

    See nd

  4. Ai laik suga.
    Ai
    1sg
    laik
    like
    suga.
    sugar
    I like sugar.

    See nd

  5. Hi went out.
    Hi
    3sg.m
    went
    go.pst
    out.
    out
    He went out.

    See nd

  6. Ai du aal kainda work.
    Ai
    1sg
    du
    do
    aal
    all
    kaind-a
    kind-of
    work.
    work
    I do all kinds of work.

    See nd

  7. Wan taim wa rat mi fain wa big piis a kiek.
    Wan
    one
    taim
    time
    wa
    art.indf
    rat
    rat
    mi
    pst
    fain
    find
    wa
    art.indf
    big
    big
    piis
    piece
    a
    of
    kiek.
    cake
    Once a rat found a big piece of cake.
  8. Shi tink se iz shi.
    Shi
    3sg.f
    tink
    think
    se
    comp
    iz
    cop.prs
    shi.
    3sg.f
    She thought it was her.

    See nd