Value Mixed aspectual-temporal system

Language:
Fanakalo
Parameter:
Tense-aspect systems

Examples

  1. Yena idla.
    Yena
    3sg
    idla.
    eat.prs
    He eats. OR: He is eating.
  2. Yena idlile.
    Yena
    3sg
    idl-ile
    eat-pst
    He ate.
  3. Yena gate idla.
    Yena
    3sg
    gate
    ant
    idla.
    eat.prs
    He was eating.
  4. Yena gate hambile.
    Yena
    he
    gate
    ant
    hamb-ile.
    go-pst
    He had gone. OR: He previously went.