Value Purely aspectual system

Language:
Ambon Malay
Parameter:
Tense-aspect systems
References
Paauw 2008: 414

Examples

  1. Katong ada dudu tado-tado, dong datang bahonge sa.
    Katong
    1pl
    ada
    prog
    dudu
    sit
    tado~tado,
    quiet~quiet
    dong
    3pl
    datang
    come
    ba-honge
    BA-make.noise
    sa.
    only
    We were sitting very quietly, and they came just to disturb us.

    See van Minde 1997: 191

  2. Dong su makang deng balong galap lai.
    Dong
    3pl
    su
    pfv
    makang
    eat
    deng
    and
    balong
    not.yet
    galap
    dark
    lai.
    also
    They have eaten and it is not dark yet.

    See van Minde 1997: 229

  3. Dong ada makang.
    Dong
    3pl
    ada
    prog
    makang.
    eat
    They are eating.