Datapoint Bislama/Negation and tense, aspect, and mood marking

Values

Same TAM marking in negated clauses

Example 23-88:
France 98 bambae i no save ronwei long tradisen blong olgeta previous World Cup rounds.
France
France
98
98
bambae
irr
i
agr
no
neg
save
can
ronwei
run.away
long
in
tradisen
tradition
blong
of
olgeta
3pl
previous
previous
World
World
Cup
Cup
rounds.
rounds
The French team in 98 won't be able to run away (in their pool) like they have in previous World Cup rounds.
Example 23-87:
yumi bae i no save stopem maot blong yu
yumi
1pl.incl
bae
irr
i
agr
no
neg
save
abil
stopem
block
maot
mouth
blong
poss
yu
2sg
We can't close your mouth completely.

Source: Meyerhoff 1994-1995 field recordings

Example 23-8:
bae mi soemoat long yu
bae
irr
mi
1sg
soemoat
show
long
prep
yu
2sg
I'll show [them] to you.
Confidence:
Certain