Datapoint Singlish/Aspect markers and inchoative meaning

Values

Inchoative expressed by completive marker

Example 21-71:
The patient eat food already.
The
det
patient
patient
eat
eat
food
food
already.
prf
The patient has started to eat food.

Source: Bao 1995: 183

Example 21-169:
The tongue red already.
The
the
tongue
tongue
red
red
already.
already
The tongue {has turned/turned} red. (NOT: The tongue was red.)

Source: Bao 2005: 239

Confidence:
Very certain