3V0852.01 Verbal aspect: self correction I do -> I did (5/23/80)
Peggy has been to the beach with Gretchen. Returning from Boston,
I heard of Peggy falling down in the water and began to talk about it with her:
Bob: You fell ?
Peggy: I fall in water.
Bob: You do ?
Peggy: (correcting me!): I DID !
Peggy is clearly using tense forms to express something meaningful to her.
I suspect (with the Bronkhart/Sinclair article in mind) that aspect
is what is significant to her.