Datapoint Sri Lanka Portuguese/Position of tense, aspect, and mood markers in relation to the verb

Values

Immediately preceding the verb Frequency: 50.0%

Example 41-3:
tiimassu fiiyu kum delfassu fiiyu takustumaaski
tiimas-su
Timus-gen
fiiyu
son
kum
and
delfas-su
Delfus-gen
fiiyu
son
ta-kustumaa=ski
prs-practice=report
Timus’s son and Delfus’s son are practicing, apparently.
Sri Lanka English: Timus’s son and Delfus’s son are practicing, it seems.

Source: Smith's 1974-5 field notes: 5429

Example 41-74:
ɔɔmi falaa lodaa; dreetu viraadu lomustraa
ɔɔmi
man
falaa
say
lo-daa;
fut-give
dreetu
right
viraadu
wrong
lo-mustraa
fut-show
That man will teach [them]; [he will] show [them] right and wrong.

Source: Smith's 1974-5 field notes: 5477

Example 41-12:
aka viida etus vɛrgɔɔɲantu naa papiyaa
aka
that
viida
because
etus
3pl.hon
vɛrgɔɔɲa-ntu
shyness-loc
naa
neg.fut
papiyaa
speak
Therefore, in shyness they won’t talk. OR: Therefore, they are too shy to talk.

Source: Smith 1977: 150

Confidence:
Very certain

Immediately following the verb Frequency: 50.0%

Example 41-71:
aka nikarakuza falaatu, eli triiya jagardaatu, miɲa tirataam jafoy
aka
that
nikara-kuza
hab.neg-sew
falaatu,
quot
eli
3sg
triiya
bring
jaa-gardaa-tu,
pst-keep-pfv
miɲa
1sg.gen
tiraa-taam
take-prog
jaa-foy
pst-go
Saying that that one doesn’t sew, he brought it and left it [with me], and took mine and went [off with it].

Source: Smith's 1974-5 field notes: 5294

Example 41-75:
avara etus induŋa jatomaa teem, noov graandi uŋa
avara
now
etus
3pl.hon
inda
another
uŋa
one
jaa-tomaa
pst-buy
teem,
prf
noov
new
graandi
big
uŋa
one
Now they have bought another one, a new big one.

Source: Smith's 1974-5 field notes: 5297

Confidence:
Very certain