Value Progressive, habitual, and current state

Language:
Bislama
Parameter:
Uses of the progressive marker
References
Meyerhoff 1994-1995 field recordings

Examples

  1. mifala i stap talem wan gel ia hem i bin bon long faea
    mifala
    1pl.excl
    i
    agr
    stap
    prog
    talem
    tell
    wan
    indf
    gel
    girl
    ia
    def
    hem
    3sg
    i
    agr
    bin
    ant
    bon
    burn
    long
    loc
    faea
    fire
    We're talking about this girl who was burnt in a fire.

    See Meyerhoff 1994-1995 field recordings

  2. [...] from i stap kakae hem tumas
    [...]
    [...]
    from
    because
    i
    agr
    stap
    prog
    kakae
    eat
    hem
    3sg
    tumas
    very
    [...] because it itches her terribly.

    See Meyerhoff 1994-1995 field recordings

  3. hem i stap kasem fits
    hem
    3sg
    i
    agr
    stap
    hab
    kasem
    catch
    fits
    fits
    She gets (epileptic) fits.

    See Meyerhoff 1994-1995 field recordings

  4. mi stap hetem hem bifo finis
    mi
    1sg
    stap
    prog/hab
    hetem
    hate
    hem
    3sg
    bifo
    before
    finis
    compl
    I hated her already from before.

    See Meyerhoff 1994-1995 field recordings