Datapoint Ambon Malay/Position of tense, aspect, and mood markers in relation to the verb

Mood and aspect markers generally follow the subject and precede the verb, but may precede or follow a negator, depending on the specific utterance. In some very limited situations, the aspect marker suda can occur post-verbally; in this case, it marks emphasis.

Values

In a leftward position

Example 68-55:
Dong su mau tanggalang [...].
Dong
3pl
su
pfv
mau
fut
tanggalang
drown
[...].
[...]
They were about to drown [...].

Source: van Minde 1997: 192

Example 68-53:
Der tadi de so sem bisa k atas lei.
Der
from
tadi
just.now
de
3sg
so
pfv
sem
neg
bisa
can
k
to
atas
top
lei.
also
Since just now, she hasn't been able to climb [the tree].

Source: van Minde 1997: 275

Example 68-145:
Des, ini ruma katong pung ruma suda.
Des,
so
ini
dem
ruma
house
katong
1pl
pung
poss
ruma
house
suda.
emph
So, this house is ours, and that’s final.
Confidence:
Very certain