Value The language has no or only one TAM marker

Language:
Chinese Pidgin Russian
Parameter:
Present reference of stative verbs and past perfective reference of dynamic verbs

Examples

  1. ребятишка который... корова паси его; зимия такой сопка лежи.
    Rib'atiʃka katoryj karova pasi iwo, zimija takoj sopka liʒi.
    Rib'atiʃka
    child
    katoryj
    which
    karova
    cow
    pasi
    pasture
    iwo,
    3sg.sbj
    zimija
    snake
    takoj
    so
    sopka
    mountain
    liʒi.
    lie
    There was a child who was pasturing a cow, and a snake was lying under the mountain.

    See Perekhvalskaya 2008: 264

  2. Сейчас, однако, печки сиди, лапти суши.
    Siʧas adənakə pechəki sidi, lapəti suʃi.
    Siʧas
    now
    adənakə
    however
    pechəki
    stove
    sidi,
    sit
    lapəti
    footwear
    suʃi.
    dry
    At present, however, I am sitting near the stove and dry my footwear.

    See Fadeev 1982: 13