Datapoint Bahamian Creole/Tense-aspect systems

Values

Mixed aspectual-temporal system

Example 12-115:
And when my mummy go in the field in the morningtime, she used to bake bread - and ... when I go fishining, I used to leave fish inside the - house for her, you see - and [...] when I - uh - done do that, I go - in the bush, and I - used to live - yeah - live in the bush.
[...]
[...]
she
she
used
hab.pst
to
hab.pst
bake
bake
bread
bread
[...]
[...]
when
when
I
I
[...]
[...]
done
compl
do
do
that
that
[...].
[...]
[...] she used to bake bread [...]. And when I had done that, [I would go in the bush, and I used to live, yeah, live in the bush.]
Example 12-1:
And the mother count the fig - on the tree.
And
and
the
the
mother
mother
count
count[pfv]
the
the
fig
fig[pl]
-
 
on
on
the
the
tree.
tree
And the mother counted the figs on the tree.
Example 12-7:
They coming through this window here, you know, let me close.
They
they
coming
come.prog
through
through
this
dem
window
window
here
here
[...].
[...]
They (i.e. the mosquitoes) are coming [in] through this window here [...].
Example 12-24:
Lord, I know you was puhwidin'.
[...]
[...]
I
1sg
know
know
you
2sg
was
cop
puhwid-in'
provide-prog
[Lord,] I know you were providing.
Confidence:
Very certain