Datapoint Sri Lanka Portuguese/Internal order of tense, aspect, and mood markers

Sri Lanka Portuguese lacks the three traditional Atlantic Creole TAM markers. In general, combinations of three tense, aspect, and mood markers don't occur. However, it is not certain that such combinations can be ruled out entirely.

Values

The feature does not apply

Example 41-76:
(ja)fayataanteem/tiɲa/loteem vs. jafaya teem/tiɲa/loteem
jaa-faya-taam
pst-do-prog
teem/tiɲa/lo-teem
be.prs/be.pst/fut-be
vs.
vs.
jaa-faya
pst-do
teem/tiɲa/lo-teem
be.prs/be.pst/fut-be
is/was/will be doing vs. has/had/will have done
Example 41-77:
asii tɛɛndutaam noos botaa um mɔɔstar daaytaan teem
asii
thus
tɛɛndutaam
even.so
noos
1pl
botaa
put
um
one
mɔɔstar
way
daay-taam
put.up.with-prog
teem
prs.be
Even so, we are trying and somehow putting up with him.

Source: Smith's 1974-5 field notes: 1389

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 41-78:
osiir mee maay; paay yakamura
osiir
3sg.hon
mee
foc
maay;
mother
paay
father
jaa-kaa-mura
pst-pfv-die
SHE (indicating woman present) is my mother; my father has died.

Source: Smith's 1974-5 field notes: 5092-4

Example 41-53:
aka meedu meedu meskura saykal. uŋ ispiim jadaay sara ʈyuub taam nukuvala
aka
that
meedu~meedu
fear~fear
mes-kura
oblig-run
saykal.
bicycle
one
ispiim
thorn
jaa-daay
pst-strike
sara
cond
ʈyuub
tube
taam
also
nuku-vala
neg-be.good
I must ride in great fear. If I hit a thorn, the tube also is no good.

Source: Smith's 1974-5 field notes: 5416

Example 41-79:
noos naa poy maraa guvɛɛrnupa. diɲeeru pamaraa naa poy.
noos
1pl
naa
neg.fut
pooy
habil
maraa
pay
guvɛɛrnu-pa.
government-dat
diɲeeru
money
pa-maraa
inf-pay
naa
neg.fut
pooy.
habil
We can't pay the government. We can't pay the money.

Source: Smith's 1974-5 field notes: 5373-4

Confidence:
Intermediate