Value Stative verbs with present reference and dynamic verbs with past perfective reference are marked differently

Language:
Berbice Dutch
Parameter:
Present reference of stative verbs and past perfective reference of dynamic verbs
References
Kouwenberg 2007b: 25-26

Examples

  1. di tokap furfurtɛ ɛk buku
    di
    the
    toko-apu
    child-pl
    furu-furu-tɛ
    steal-steal-pfv
    ɛkɛ
    1sg
    buku
    book
    The children stole my books (repeatedly, over a period of time).

    See Kouwenberg 1992: 287

  2. di mama suku M. fi ʃima fan di wari ka
    di
    the
    mama
    mother
    suku
    want
    M.
    m.
    fi
    for
    ʃima
    move
    fan
    from
    di
    the
    wari
    house
    ka
    neg
    His mother doesn't want M. to move out.

    See Kouwenberg 1994a: 324

  3. en dro kokonotan bako an dɛn [...]
    eni
    3pl
    droko
    dry
    kokonoto
    coconut
    an
    and
    baku
    beat
    o
    3sg
    an
    and
    dɛn
    then
    [...].
    [...]
    They dry coconuts, beat it (i.e. the coconut fibre), and then [...].

    See Kouwenberg 1994a: 325

  4. ju kik hori habwo sa bam ka
    ju
    2sg
    kiki
    see
    hoso
    how
    ori
    3sg
    habu
    have
    o
    3sg
    sa
    so
    bam
    nice
    ka
    neg
    You see how he doesn't keep it very nice.

    See Kouwenberg 1994a: 354