Datapoint Belizean Creole/Suppletion according to tense and aspect

Suppletion in Belizean Creole is restricted to a few auxiliaries (i.e. 'had', rarely 'was'). The present counterpart of woz is - rarely -be and even more rarely iz, but only in emphatic contexts. There is usually zero copula, and me + zero copula as the equivalent of woz.
This is different from the common use of standard preterite forms (such as lef in Example 108) that have been relexified as bare stems.

Values

Strong suppletion according to tense only

Example 9-107:
Dat woz di en a tayga.
Dat
that
woz
was
di
the
en
end
a
of
tayga.
Tiger
Tiger lost.

Source: Escure's 1985 materials

Example 9-108:
A had tu lef dat wan.
A
1sg
had
had
tu
to
lef
leave
dat
that
wan.
one
I had to leave that one.

Source: Escure 1999: 178

Confidence:
Certain