Datapoint Ambon Malay/Tense-aspect systems

Values

Purely aspectual system

Example 68-58:
Dong su makang deng balong galap lai.
Dong
3pl
su
pfv
makang
eat
deng
and
balong
not.yet
galap
dark
lai.
also
They have eaten and it is not dark yet.

Source: van Minde 1997: 229

Example 68-59:
Dong ada makang.
Dong
3pl
ada
prog
makang.
eat
They are eating.
Example 68-57:
Katong ada dudu tado-tado, dong datang bahonge sa.
Katong
1pl
ada
prog
dudu
sit
tado~tado,
quiet~quiet
dong
3pl
datang
come
ba-honge
BA-make.noise
sa.
only
We were sitting very quietly, and they came just to disturb us.

Source: van Minde 1997: 191

Confidence:
Very certain