Example 47-91

Nos (ta) falta sinkuenta sèn.
Nos
1pl
(ta)
(tns)
falta
lack
sinkuenta
fifty
sèn.
cent
We are fifty cents short.
Comment:
This example shows ta premodifying a stative verb. Falta is among a small number of stative verbs which admit the optional use of ta. Were ta a progressive marker, we would expect it to induce an inchoative reading. It clearly fails to do so. (The translation is mine.)
Type:
published source
Source:
Muller 1989b: 323