Datapoint Berbice Dutch/Aspect change in verb chains

This construction is perhaps more accurately seen as involving covert coordination; see discussion in Kouwenberg (1994: 143, 389–393). A change in aspect in a predicate series or serial verb construction is actually rare.

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Aspect change in verb chains is possible

Example 28-98:
en dektɛ di plɛk di korja savana
eni
3pl
deki-tɛ
take-pfv
di
the
plɛkɛ
place
di
dem
kori-a
work-ipfv
savana
savannah
They have taken over the place (and) are working in the savannah.

Source: Kouwenberg 1994a: 393

Confidence:
Intermediate