Datapoint Korlai/Position of tense, aspect, and mood markers in relation to the verb

The postposed elements (-n, -o, -d) are suffixes. The monosyllabic preposed elements are clitics in the sense that they are not stressed. The particle ater, which is bisyllabic, carries stress.

Values

Immediately preceding the verb Frequency: 50.0%

Example 40-57:
Teru kata; Teru ti kata; Teru kata; Teru tɛd kata; Teru tid kata; Teru ater/ay kata; Teru (ya) kato
Teru
Teru
prs
kata;
sing
Teru
Teru
ti
pst
kata;
sing
Teru
Teru
fut
kata;
sing
Teru
Teru
tɛd
prox.fut
kata;
sing
Teru
Teru
tid
pst.prox.fut
kata;
sing
Teru
Teru
ater/ay
cond
kata;
sing
Teru
Teru
(ya)
(pst)
kato
sang
Teru sings; Teru used to sing; Teru will sing; Teru is going to sing; Teru was going to sing; Teru would sing/would have sung; Teru sang

Source: Clements 1996: 111-112

Confidence:
Very certain

Immediately following the verb Frequency: 50.0%

Example 40-56:
Teru kata-n. — Ku Lwidz difludz hika-d. — (Pay) hal-o tud, dəpəy nigri abri-w pɔrt.
Teru
Teru
kata-n.
sing-prog
 
Ku
obj
Lwidz
Lwidz
difludz
cold
hika-d.
become-pfv
 
(Pay)
(father)
hal-o
say-pst
tud,
all
dəpəy
then
nigri
girl
abri-w
open-pst
pɔrt.
door
Teru is singing. — Lwidz has gotten a cold (he still has it). — (The father) gave the girl all the information and then she opened the door.

Source: Clements & Koontz-Garboden 2002: 212-222

Confidence:
Very certain