Datapoint Cameroon Pidgin English/Tense-aspect systems

Values

Mixed aspectual-temporal system

Example 18-66:
Yu de drink ti evride.
Yu
2sg.sbj
di
ipfv
drink
drink
ti
tea
evri
every
de.
day
You drink tea every day.

Source: Bellama et al. 1983: 24

Example 18-1:
A don tchop bif.
A
1sg.sbj
don
pfv
tchop
eat
bif.
meat
I have eaten meat.

Source: de Féral 1989: 65

Example 18-13:
A bin vehks bad.
A
1sg.sbj
bin
pst
veks
vex
bad.
bad
I was very angry.

Source: Todd 1991: 23

Example 18-58:
Wuna go kam.
Wuna
2pl.sbj
go
fut
kam.
come
You (pl.) will come.

Source: Todd 1991: 17

Example 18-67:
I bi di waka fo fores.
I
3sg.sbj
bin
pst
di
ipfv
waka
walk
for
for
fores.
forest
She/He was walking in the forest.

Source: questionnaire data 1999-2000

Example 18-68:
I di waka fo fores.
I
3sg.sbj
di
ipfv
waka
walk
fo
for
fores.
forest
She/He is walking in the forest.
Confidence:
Very certain