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

Language:
Fa d’Ambô
Parameter:
Present reference of stative verbs and past perfective reference of dynamic verbs

Examples

  1. Amu saxa fundá kusaxa mému.
    Amu
    1sg
    saxa
    have
    funda
    packet
    ku-sa-xa
    rel-be-thing
    mé-mu.
    mother-1sg
    I have a packet that is for my mother.

    See Post 1993: 167-186

  2. I fa no na bi té zuanxaf.
    Eli
    3sg
    fa
    speak
    no
    1pl
    na
    neg
    bi
    ant
    have
    zuanxa-f.
    something-neg
    He told us he had nothing. OR: He/she told us he/she had not had anything.
  3. I fa no na té zuanxaf.
    Eli
    3sg
    fa
    speak
    no
    1pl
    na
    neg
    have
    zuanxa-f.
    something-neg
    He/she told us he had nothing. OR: He/she told/tells us he had/has nothing.