Example 31-133

Nos tera e mariadu.
Nos
our
tera
country
e
is
mariadu.
problematic
Our country is full of problems.
Comment:
E is used for permanent properties whereas sta is used for temporary qualities. However, I found in my corpus examples such as Pedru e duenti 'Peter is sick' where the sickness can conceivably be viewed as temporary.
Type:
constructed by linguist
Source:
Maria Semedo, p.c. (2000)