Value Different TAM marking in negated clauses

Language:
Belizean Creole
Parameter:
Negation and tense, aspect, and mood marking
References
Escure 1993a

Examples

  1. Wi no weyt fu im tɛl wi.
    Wi
    1pl
    no
    neg
    weyt
    wait
    fu
    for
    im
    3sg
    tɛl
    tell
    wi.
    1pl
    We didn't wait for her to tell us.

    See Escure 1983a: 41

  2. A me pas di ting an neva even siy it.
    A
    1sg
    me
    ant
    pas
    pass
    di
    the
    ting
    thing
    an
    and
    neva
    neg.ant
    even
    even
    siy
    see
    it.
    it
    I passed by the thing and didn't even see it. OR: I had passed by that thing and had not even noticed it.

    See Escure's 1985 materials

  3. Dat da we dey me de du ripɛ pan we dey neva du gud.
    Dat
    that
    da
    top
    we
    rel
    dey
    3pl
    me
    ant
    de
    prog
    du
    do
    ripɛ
    repair
    pan
    on
    we
    rel
    dey
    3pl
    neva
    ant.neg
    du
    do
    gud.
    good
    That's what they were repairing, which they did not do well. OR: That's what they had been repairing, and they hadn't done it well.

    See Escure 2004: 535