Value Progressive, habitual, current state, and future

Language:
Gullah
Parameter:
Uses of the progressive marker
References
Hopkins 1994: 74; Turner [1949] 2002: 213

Examples

  1. I da go.
    I
    I
    da
    prog
    go.
    go
    I am going.

    See Turner [1949] 2002: 213

  2. Den yu da brag.
    Den
    then
    yu
    2sg
    da
    fut
    brag.
    brag
    Then you will brag.

    See Turner [1949] 2002: 213

  3. Dis taim a year we da hoe [...] wi da pik piiz.
    Dis
    this
    taim
    time
    a
    of
    year
    year
    we
    we
    da
    hab
    hoe
    hoe
    [...]
    [...]
    wi
    we
    da
    hab
    pik
    pick
    piiz.
    peas
    [During] this time of the year, we used to hoe [...] we used to pick peas.

    See Hopkins 1994: 74

  4. [N]ow A one wid Jedus Christ, da bleebe pon um an da lob um.
    [N]ow
    now
    A
    I
    one
    one
    wid
    with
    Jedus
    Jesus
    Christ,
    Christ
    da
    ipfv
    bleebe
    believe
    pon
    upon
    um
    3.obj
    an
    and
    da
    ipfv
    lob
    love
    um.
    3.obj
    Now I am one with Jesus Christ, believe in him and love him. (1 Tm 1.14)

    See De Nyew Testament 2005: 715