Value Mixed aspectual-temporal system

Language:
Berbice Dutch
Parameter:
Tense-aspect systems
References
Kouwenberg & Robertson 1988; Kouwenberg 1994a: 61-74; Kouwenberg 2007b: 27-33

Examples

  1. o wa riʃa
    o
    3sg
    wa
    pst
    riʃi-a
    swell-ipfv
    He was swelling.

    See Kouwenberg 2007b: 29

  2. endi wa plan bom, bat di kujap seito
    eni
    3pl
    di
    dem
    wa
    pst
    plandi-tɛ
    plant-pfv
    bom,
    tree
    bat
    but
    di
    the
    kui-apu
    cow-pl
    sei-tɛ
    damage-pfv
    o
    3sg
    They had planted trees, but the cows destroyed it.

    See Kouwenberg 2007b: 27