Datapoint Eskimo Pidgin/Position of tense, aspect, and mood markers in relation to the verb

The data are incomplete. There are apparently no obligatory TAM markers. There are a few instances of a postverbal temporal adverb. Expressions involving words like 'day' and 'summer' tend to be sentence-initial.

Values

No TAM markers

Example 76-41:
ū'blȗ kaili pȗgmȗmmi
ū'blȗ
day
kaili
come
pȗgmȗmmi
now
It is just dawning.

Source: Stefánsson 1909: 231

Example 76-1:
wai'hinni artegi annahanna pȗgmȗmmi
wai'hinni
woman
artegi
coat
annahanna
sew
pȗgmȗmmi
now
The woman is sewing a coat now.

Source: Stefánsson 1909: 224

Example 76-42:
nanako opinera malo tereva awoña - kaili suli picuktu
nanako
afterward
opinera
summer
malo
two
tereva
enough
awoña
I
-
 
kaili
come
suli
more
picuktu
want
After two summers are finished I want to come again.

Source: Stefánsson 1909: 229

Example 76-43:
oblumi kaili picunittcu
oblumi
day
kaili
come
picunittcu
needless
He does not need to come today.

Source: Stefánsson 1909: 229

Confidence:
Intermediate