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

Language:
Bislama
Parameter:
Present reference of stative verbs and past perfective reference of dynamic verbs
References
Meyerhoff 1994-1995 field recordings

Examples

  1. evri man oli save yu, yu yu save mi, mi mi save yu
    evri
    every
    man
    man
    oli
    agr
    save
    know
    yu,
    2sg
    yu
    2sg
    yu
    2sg
    save
    know
    mi,
    1sg
    mi
    1sg
    mi
    1sg
    save
    know
    yu
    2sg
    Everyone knows you, you know me and I know you.

    See Meyerhoff 1994-1995 field recordings

  2. be hem i karem bigfala spes tumas
    be
    but
    hem
    3sg
    i
    agr
    karem
    take
    bigfala
    big
    spes
    space
    tumas
    very
    But he's taken too much space.

    See Meyerhoff 1994-1995 field recordings

  3. wok blong yu i gud blong wokbaot
    wok
    work
    blong
    poss
    yu
    2sg
    i
    agr
    gud
    good
    blong
    purp
    wokbaot
    walk.about
    Your work is good for exploring.

    See Meyerhoff 1994-1995 field recordings

  4. i se i go longwe, Janette i soem nao
    i
    agr
    se
    say
    i
    agr
    go
    go
    longwe,
    there
    Janette
    Janette
    i
    agr
    soem
    show
    nao
    now
    She said she went up there and Janette showed her some.

    See Meyerhoff 1994-1995 field recordings