Value Inchoative expressed by progressive and completive markers

Language:
Cameroon Pidgin English
Parameter:
Aspect markers and inchoative meaning
References
Schröder 2003a: 89ff.

Examples

  1. A di smol.
    A
    1sg.sbj
    di
    ipfv
    smol.
    small
    I am losing weight.

    See de Féral 1989: 127

  2. Hoa yu bin 'don 'no 'yi?
    Hau
    how
    yu
    2sg.sbj
    bin
    pst
    don
    pfv
    no
    know
    i?
    3sg.obl
    How did you get to know him?

    See de Féral 1989: 120