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

Language:
Belizean Creole
Parameter:
Present reference of stative verbs and past perfective reference of dynamic verbs
References
Escure 2004

Examples

  1. A fayn di bɛs rowp.
    A
    1sg
    fayn
    find
    di
    the
    bɛs
    best
    rowp.
    rope
    I found the best rope.

    See Escure 1983a: 34

  2. Yu now wat a taak.
    Yu
    you
    now
    know
    wat
    what
    a
    I
    taak.
    talk
    You know what I'm saying.

    See Escure 1997: 114

  3. wan nɛks wan we a rimemba
    wan
    a
    nɛks
    next
    wan
    one
    we
    rel
    a
    I
    rimemba
    remember
    another that I remember

    See Escure 1993a: 240

  4. Owaz kom now dat dem mos go ʃo taym fu go sho.
    Owaz
    hours
    kom
    come
    now
    now
    dat
    that
    dem
    3pl
    mos
    must
    go
    go
    ʃo
    shore
    taym
    time
    fu
    for
    go
    go
    sho.
    shore
    Hours go by so that they must go ashore, it's time to go ashore.

    See Escure 2004: CD

  5. Dey no wan du it.
    Dey
    3pl
    no
    neg
    wan
    want
    du
    do
    it.
    it
    They don't want to do it.

    See Escure's 1992 materials

  6. Bad tiŋ hapn̩.
    Bad
    bad
    tiŋ
    thing
    hapn̩.
    happen
    Bad things happen.

    See Escure's 1980s materials: 43

  7. I hapn dat i hia bawt wan ledi.
    I
    it
    hapn
    happen
    dat
    that
    i
    he
    hia
    hear
    bawt
    about
    wan
    a
    ledi.
    lady
    It so happened that he heard about a lady.

    See Escure 2004: 531

  8. Wok di yoŋ wuman dey no wan du it.
    Wok
    work
    di
    the
    yoŋ
    young
    wuman
    women
    dey
    3pl
    no
    neg
    wan
    want
    du
    do
    it.
    it
    The young women don't want to work.

    See Escure's 1992 materials