Value Aspect change in verb chains is not possible

Language:
Belizean Creole
Parameter:
Aspect change in verb chains
References
Escure 1983a: 36

Examples

  1. wi hia di triy de krak op
    wi
    1pl
    hia
    hear
    di
    the
    triy
    tree
    de
    prog
    krak
    crack
    op
    up
    we heard some cracking noise in the tree

    See Escure 1983a: 42

  2. Yu eva si di wan layk dis layk di wan we kum dawn dan de kum dawn de bil jos layk di adinari ol kwaat de, rayt?
    Yu
    2sg
    eva
    ever
    si
    see
    di
    the
    wan
    one
    layk
    like
    dis
    this
    layk
    like
    di
    the
    wan
    one
    we
    rel
    kum
    come
    dawn
    down
    dan
    compl
    de
    prog
    kum
    come
    dawn
    down
    de
    prog
    bil
    build.pass
    jos
    just
    layk
    like
    di
    the
    adinari
    ordinary
    ol
    old
    kwaat
    quart
    de,
    there
    rayt?
    right
    Did you ever see one like this, like those that come down, and (after they have finished) coming down, they (get) built in like the regular old bottles, right? OR: Did you ever see one of those old quart bottles (from Spanish galleons shipwrecks) that sink, and when they have completely sunk to the bottom, they get buried (in the sand floor)?

    See Escure's 1985 materials