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Mi’N sta li mi so ku kel dos.
I am here alone with only these two.
If I used the typical example 'I believe in God', I would have to modify 'believe' with the aspect marker
N ta kredita na Deus.
Instead, I picked the prototypical stative verb
, as a case where the verb is unmarked.
Maria Semedo, p.c. (2000)
Cape Verdean Creole of Brava
Present reference of stative verbs and past perfective reference of dynamic verbs: Stative verbs with present reference and dynamic verbs with past perfective reference are both unmarked