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

Language:
Ambon Malay
Parameter:
Present reference of stative verbs and past perfective reference of dynamic verbs
References
Paauw 2008: 414

Examples

  1. De mau de pung ana pulang.
    De
    3sg
    mau
    want
    de
    3sg
    pung
    poss
    ana
    child
    pulang.
    go.home
    She wants her son to go home.
  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. De makang.
    De
    3sg
    makang.
    eat
    S/he eats/ate/has eaten/had eaten, etc.

    See van Minde 1997: 228

  4. De basar.
    De
    3sg
    basar.
    big
    S/he is big.