Value Immediately preceding the verb

Language:
Cameroon Pidgin English
Parameter:
Position of tense, aspect, and mood markers in relation to the verb
References
Schröder 2003a; Todd 1991: 17

Examples

  1. A don tchop bif.
    A
    1sg.sbj
    don
    pfv
    tchop
    eat
    bif.
    meat
    I have eaten meat.

    See de Féral 1989: 65

  2. A bin vehks bad.
    A
    1sg.sbj
    bin
    pst
    veks
    vex
    bad.
    bad
    I was very angry.

    See Todd 1991: 23

  3. Hu de tich Pidgin?
    Hu
    who
    di
    ipfv
    titch
    teach
    Pidgin?
    Pidgin
    Who teaches Pidgin? OR: Who is teaching Pidgin?

    See Bellama et al. 1983: 9

  4. Wuna go kam.
    Wuna
    2pl.sbj
    go
    fut
    kam.
    come
    You (pl.) will come.

    See Todd 1991: 17

  5. I dohn kam.
    I
    3sg.sbj
    don
    prf
    kam.
    come
    He/She/It has come.

    See Todd 1991: 17

  6. A di go fo skul.
    A
    1sg.sbj
    di
    ipfv
    go
    go
    fo
    for
    skul.
    school
    I am going to school. OR: I go to school. (habitually)

    See de Féral 1989: 66