Value In a leftward position

Language:
Ambon Malay
Parameter:
Position of tense, aspect, and mood markers in relation to the verb
References
Paauw 2008: 414

Examples

  1. Des, ini ruma katong pung ruma suda.
    Des,
    so
    ini
    dem
    ruma
    house
    katong
    1pl
    pung
    poss
    ruma
    house
    suda.
    emph
    So, this house is ours, and that’s final.
  2. Der tadi de so sem bisa k atas lei.
    Der
    from
    tadi
    just.now
    de
    3sg
    so
    pfv
    sem
    neg
    bisa
    can
    k
    to
    atas
    top
    lei.
    also
    Since just now, she hasn't been able to climb [the tree].

    See van Minde 1997: 275

  3. Dong su mau tanggalang [...].
    Dong
    3pl
    su
    pfv
    mau
    fut
    tanggalang
    drown
    [...].
    [...]
    They were about to drown [...].

    See van Minde 1997: 192