Datapoint Diu Indo-Portuguese/Tense-aspect systems

In Diu Indo-Portuguese, imperfectivity is marked periphrastically, with an infinitive main verb preceded by the auxiliary te. Bare verbal forms are therefore interpreted as perfective, irrespective of their tense.

Tense marking, on the other hand, is achieved through inflection of the main verb (in the case of perfective forms) or of the imperfective auxiliary.

The imperfective auxiliary therefore provides a convenient illustration of the mixed aspectual-temporal system of Diu Indo-Portuguese: whereas te/ are the non-Past forms of the imperfective auxiliary, tiŋ is reserved for Past tense.

Values

Mixed aspectual-temporal system

Example 39-93:
Yo tə faze burak.
Yo
1sg
ipfv.npst
faz-e
make-inf
burak.
hole
I'm making a hole.

Source: Cardoso 2009: 327

Example 39-94:
Elz nã faz bẽ kima.
Elz
3pl
neg
faz
make.npst
bẽ
well
kim-a.
burn-inf
They don't roast it well.

Source: Cardoso 2004-2008

Example 39-95:
Maŋa lɛũto foy trabay.
Maŋa
morning
lɛũt-o
get.up-pst
foy
go.pst
trabay.
work
In the morning [I] got up and went to work.

Source: Cardoso 2009: 331

Example 39-96:
Nə saykəl uncle tiŋ vay.
loc
saykəl
bicycle
<uncle>
uncle
t-iŋ
ipfv-pst
vay.
go.inf
Uncle was going by bicycle.

Source: Cardoso 2009: 147

Confidence:
Very certain