Synchronic description of two progressive constructions, proposal of historical sources of the distinct morphological pieces, and a comparison of the U̱t‑Maꞌin Progressive Constructions with cognate elements from four Kainji language clusters.
A discourse based study of the distribution of verb forms in narrative texts with focus on the “unmarked” Bare Verb form that is used to progress the storyline — sequential main events in a narrative text.
u̱t‑Maꞌin verbs occur with suffixes that display one set of tense/direction distinctions. Other TAM designations are coded by auxiliaries. This is a first attempt at describing the range of meanings encoded on verbs.