Datapoint Chinese Pidgin Russian/Tense-aspect systems

The Perfective aspect marker la is usually combined with the meaning of the Past tense.

Values

No or only one tense or aspect marker

Example 65-74:
Сейчас, однако, печки сиди, лапти суши.
Siʧas adənakə pechəki sidi, lapəti suʃi.
Siʧas
now
adənakə
however
pechəki
stove
sidi,
sit
lapəti
footwear
suʃi.
dry
At present, however, I am sitting near the stove and dry my footwear.

Source: Fadeev 1982: 13

Example 65-75:
Папа тоже, малень была я, папа помирала.
Papa toʒa, malen' byla ja, papa pomirala.
Papa
father
toʒa,
also
malen'
small
byla
cop.pfv
ja,
1sg
papa
father
pomira-la.
die-pfv
And the father also, he died when I was small.

Source: Perekhvalskaya 2008: 237

Example 65-73:
ребятишка который... корова паси его; зимия такой сопка лежи.
Rib'atiʃka katoryj karova pasi iwo, zimija takoj sopka liʒi.
Rib'atiʃka
child
katoryj
which
karova
cow
pasi
pasture
iwo,
3sg.sbj
zimija
snake
takoj
so
sopka
mountain
liʒi.
lie
There was a child who was pasturing a cow, and a snake was lying under the mountain.

Source: Perekhvalskaya 2008: 264

Confidence:
Certain