Datapoint Sranan/Tense-aspect systems

Values

Mixed aspectual-temporal system

Example 2-113:
Esde di mi Ø kon na oso a ben e skrifi wan brifi.
Esde
yesterday
di
when
mi
1sg
Ø
pfv
kon
come
na
loc
oso
house
a
3sg
ben
pst
e
ipfv
skrifi
write
wan
art
brifi.
letter
Yesterday when I came to the house, he was writing a letter.
Example 2-114:
Di mi kon na oso esde a ben skrifi tu brifi kaba.
Di
when
mi
1sg
kon
come
na
loc
oso
house
esde
yesterday
a
3sg
ben
pst
skrifi
write
tu
two
brifi
letter
kaba.
compl
When I came to the house yesterday, he had already written two letters.
Example 2-115:
A e skrifi wan brifi.
A
3sg
e
ipfv
skrifi
write
wan
det
brifi.
letter
She’s writing a letter.
Example 2-116:
A pikin e krin en kamra.
A
the.sg
pikin
child
e
ipfv
krin
clean
en
3sg
kamra.
room
The child is cleaning her room.
Confidence:
Very certain