Value Particle, a few lexical items may intervene

Language:
Guinea-Bissau Kriyol
Parameter:
Tightness of the link between the past marker and the verb
References
Doneux & Rougé 1988: 49

Examples

  1. N kume-l ba.
    N
    1sg
    kume-l
    eat-3sg.obj
    ba.
    pst
    I ate it.
    Portuguese: Comi-o.

    See Doneux & Rougé 1988: 49

  2. I kasa di Djon ba.
    I
    3sg
    kasa
    house
    di
    of
    Djon
    John
    ba.
    pst
    It was John's house.
    Portuguese: Era a casa do João.
  3. Maria mora na kasa di Djon ba.
    Maria
    Mary
    mora
    live
    na
    in
    kasa
    house
    di
    of
    Djon
    John
    ba.
    pst
    Mary lived in John's house.
    Portuguese: A Maria viveu na casa do João.