Value Mixed aspectual-temporal system

Language:
Cameroon Pidgin English
Parameter:
Tense-aspect systems
References
Schröder 2012

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

    See Todd 1991: 17

  4. Yu de drink ti evride.
    Yu
    2sg.sbj
    di
    ipfv
    drink
    drink
    ti
    tea
    evri
    every
    de.
    day
    You drink tea every day.

    See Bellama et al. 1983: 24

  5. I bi di waka fo fores.
    I
    3sg.sbj
    bin
    pst
    di
    ipfv
    waka
    walk
    for
    for
    fores.
    forest
    She/He was walking in the forest.

    See questionnaire data 1999-2000

  6. I di waka fo fores.
    I
    3sg.sbj
    di
    ipfv
    waka
    walk
    fo
    for
    fores.
    forest
    She/He is walking in the forest.