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Classroom:Consecutive Marker in SVC of Akan

This page was created as an in-classroom exercise in LING 2208 NTNU

By Miaomiao Zhang and John Gannah

From the TC database Akan Future Aspect, there were two occurrences of FUT-FUT aspect as in the examples below:


From the two examples we can see that when there are two subjects in the sentence, the FUT-FUT occurs. In other cases, where the FUT-CONS occurs,there is only one subject of the event described by the string of verbs.




We found a total of 16 phrases which had the token we sought to investigate.Below is a statistical occurrence of the Future Aspect in Akan SVCs from the TC database.

Aspect Type Frequency
FUT-FUT 2
FUT-PROG 4
FUT-CONS 10

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References

  1. Boadi, L.A. (2008).Tense, aspect and Akan. In Ameka, F.K. and M.E. Kropp Dakubu (eds) Aspect and Modality in Kwa Languages. Benjamins.