Datapoint Singapore Bazaar Malay/Tense-aspect systems

Aspectual markers used in Bazaar Malay characterize the following types of relationship of the predicate to the time interval over which the event occurs: (i) habitual, (ii) progressive, and (iii)perfective. These aspectual markers can be used in
conjunction with temporal nouns which are used as the time frame of discourse as the primary time reference. The most common aspectual markers in Bazaar Malay include:
HABITUAL:
selalu ‘always’;
kadang-kadang ‘sometimes’; dulu ‘before’
PROGRESSIVE:
ada ‘be’
sedang ‘in the process’
tengah ‘in the process’
masih ‘still’
PERFECTIVE:
sudah ‘already’
habis ‘finish’
baru ‘recently’
belum ‘not yet’
pernah ‘ever’
tak pernah ‘never’

Values

Purely aspectual system

Example 67-109:
Lagi saya mamatua ada tinggal.
Lagi
besides
saya
1sg
mamatua
mother-in-law
ada
be
tinggal.
live
Besides, my mother-in-law was living (with us).

Source: Khin Khin Aye 2005: 175

Example 67-110:
Saya ada pergi pasar.
Saya
1sg
ada
be
pergi
go
pasar.
market
I am going to the market.

Source: Khin Khin Aye 2005: 173

Confidence:
Very certain