Mixe and English/Contrastive Grammar
very different grammatical tags on verbs
|aspect: <icpl>, <cpl>, <irr>||tense: <pres>, <past>, etc.|
|independent vs. dependent predicates; <idt>, <dep>||--|
|person is always marked with a prefix that agrees with the aspect suffix||person sometimes affects present-tense verb inflection|
On predicate types in mto:
- Independent predicates are part of an affirmative clause that has no pre-verbal elements that are associated with dependent clauses. Such elements include adverbs, interrogative pronouns, quantifiers, auxiliary verbs, negation, and others.