Datapoint Cameroon Pidgin English/Tightness of the link between the past marker and the verb

Values

Particle, only grammatical markers can intervene

Example 18-60:
I bin don komot.
I
3sg.sbj
bin
pst
don
pfv
komot.
come.out
He/She had (already) left.

Source: questionnaire data 1999-2000

Example 18-61:
Wehn ma broda bi di rait di leta, a bi di wait fo gaden.
Wen
while
ma
my
broda
brother
bin
pst
di
ipfv
rait
write
di
def.art
leta,
letter
a
1sg.sbj
bin
pst
di
ipfv
weit
wait
fo
for
gaden.
garden
While my brother was writing the letter, I was waiting in the garden.

Source: questionnaire data 1999-2000

Confidence:
Very certain