Datapoint Fa d’Ambô/Present reference of stative verbs and past perfective reference of dynamic verbs

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Stative verbs with present reference and dynamic verbs with past perfective reference are both unmarked

Example 38-11:
Amu saxa fundá kusaxa mému.
Amu
1sg
saxa
have
funda
packet
ku-sa-xa
rel-be-thing
mé-mu.
mother-1sg
I have a packet that is for my mother.

Source: Post 1993: 167-186

Example 38-95:
I fa no na bi té zuanxaf.
Eli
3sg
fa
speak
no
1pl
na
neg
bi
ant
have
zuanxa-f.
something-neg
He told us he had nothing. OR: He/she told us he/she had not had anything.
Example 38-96:
I fa no na té zuanxaf.
Eli
3sg
fa
speak
no
1pl
na
neg
have
zuanxa-f.
something-neg
He/she told us he had nothing. OR: He/she told/tells us he had/has nothing.
Confidence:
Certain