Value Particle, a few lexical items may intervene

Language:
Belizean Creole
Parameter:
Tightness of the link between the past marker and the verb
References
Escure 1993a

Examples

  1. Maskin me ownli de tiŋk bowt di trezha we i me las.
    Maskin
    Maskin
    me
    ant
    ownli
    only
    de
    prog
    tiŋk
    think
    bowt
    about
    di
    the
    trezha
    treasure
    we
    rel
    i
    3sg
    me
    ant
    las.
    lose
    Maskin was only thinking about the treasure that he had lost.

    See Escure 1983a: 47

  2. Sambodi me wan pik it in.
    Sambodi
    somebody
    me
    ant
    wan
    fut
    pik
    pick
    it
    it
    in.
    in
    Somebody would have picked it up.

    See Escure 2004: 536

  3. Wi me de wok fu ʃɛl.
    Wi
    1pl
    me
    ant
    de
    prog
    wok
    work
    fu
    for
    ʃɛl.
    Shell
    We were working for Shell. OR: We had been working for Shell (when the event occurred).

    See Escure 1993a: 234