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

Values

Same TAM marking in negated clauses

Example 3-60:
á bì ó sá tá woóko.
á
3sg.neg
tns
ó
mood
can
asp
woóko.
work
He could not have worked.
Example 3-52:
A bì ɔ sa ta wɔɔkɔ.
A
3sg
tns
ɔ
mood
sa
can
ta
asp
wɔɔkɔ.
work
He could have worked. OR: He could have been able to work.

Source: Veenstra 1996: 20

Confidence:
Very certain