Datapoint Casamancese Creole/Tense-aspect systems

Values

Mixed aspectual-temporal system

Example 34-71:
Kontra N sá baŋ mininu, tudu diya N ta bay baŋ sikola.
Kontra
when
N
1sg.sbj
ø
pfv
cop
baŋ
pst
mininu,
child
tudu
all
diya
day
N
1sg.sbj
ta
hab
bay
go
baŋ
pst
sikola.
school
When I was a child, I would go to school every day.
Example 34-68:
Gósiŋ i ka podé kudí-bu parbiya i na tarbajá.
Gósiŋ
now
i
3sg.sbj
ka
neg
ø
pfv
podé
can
kudí-bu
answer-2sg.obj
parbiya
because
i
3sg.sbj
na
prog
tarbajá
work
Ø.
prs
He/she cannot answer you now because he/she is working.
Example 34-197:
i sá baŋ na kumé / i na kumé baŋ na
i
3sg
cop
baŋ
pst
na
prog
kumé
eat
/
/
i
3sg
na
prog
kumé
eat
baŋ
pst
na
ass
He was eating.
Confidence:
Very certain