Value Particle, nothing can intervene

Language:
Bislama
Parameter:
Tightness of the link between the progressive marker and the verb

Examples

  1. wai nao i stap mekem hem i save kilim evri man?
    wai
    why
    nao
    now
    i
    agr
    stap
    prog
    mekem
    make
    hem
    3sg
    i
    agr
    save
    know
    kilim
    kill
    evri
    every
    man?
    man
    So why do they always make him (have to) kill everybody?

    See Meyerhoff 1994-1995 field recordings

  2. ale tufala i stap wok long Santo ia
    ale
    so
    tufala
    3du
    i
    agr
    stap
    prog
    wok
    work
    long
    loc
    Santo
    Santo
    ia
    def
    So the two of them were working in Santo.
    So the two of them are working in Santo.

    See Meyerhoff 1994-1995 field recordings

  3. Plante taim ol turis i stap kam askem ol kain information about ol aota aelan blong yumi.
    Plante
    plenty
    taim
    time
    ol
    pl
    turis
    tourist
    i
    agr
    stap
    hab
    kam
    come
    askem
    ask
    ol
    pl
    kain
    kind
    information
    information
    about
    about
    ol
    pl
    aota
    outer
    aelan
    island
    blong
    of
    yumi.
    1pl.incl
    Tourists often come asking for all kinds of information about our outer islands.