Datapoint Ghanaian Pidgin English/Tense-aspect systems

Values

Purely aspectual system

Example 16-19:
wiʧples dɛ faia dè bɛn?
wiʧ-ples
which-place
art
faia
fire
dè
prog
bɛn?
burn
Where is the fire?

Source: Huber 1999: 188

Example 16-2:
dè go fɔ dagɔmba ʧif haus
3pl
go
go
to
dagɔmba
Dagomba
ʧif
chief
haus
house
They went to the Dagomba chief's house.

Source: Huber 1999: 210

Example 16-92:
wì dè dig àm wit pikaks wit ɛvritin wit ʃɔful
1pl
prog
dig
dig
àm
3sg.obj
wit
with
pikaks
pickaxe
wit
with
ɛvritin
everything
wit
with
ʃɔful
shovel
We were digging it (out) with pickaxes, with anything, with shovels.
Confidence:
Very certain