Datapoint Creolese/Tense-aspect systems

Creolese is an aspectual system in relation to progressive aspect. In the case of habitual, however, there is a specialised Past Habitual marker, yuuztu.

Values

Mixed aspectual-temporal system

Example 5-77:
dem das plaant dem faam an ting an dem das yuus-tu stan de
dem
3pl
das
hab
plaant
plant
dem
poss.3pl
faam
farm
an
and
ting
thing
an
and
dem
3pl
das
hab
yuus-tu
pst.hab
stan
remain
de
there
They used to cultivate their farm and so on, and they used to stay there.

Source: Bickerton 1975: 67

Example 5-78:
wel wan dee mi bin a lai dong pan dis boot
wel
well
wan
one
dee
day
mi
1sg
bin
pst
a
asp
lai
lie
dong
down
pan
on
dis
this
boot
boat
Well, one day I was lying down on this boat.

Source: Rickford 1987: 149, lines 365-366

Example 5-79:
an luk hou hai hai dee taim yu a fraikn mi?
an
and
luk
look
hou
how
hai
high
hai
high
dee
day
taim
time
yu
2sg
a
asp
fraikn
scare
mi?
1sg
And (yet) look how in the broad daylight you're scaring me?

Source: Rickford 1987: 231, lines 1229-1230

Confidence:
Very certain