Value Habitual, progressive, and current state

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

Examples

  1. hem i luk Vira wetem hu i stap stanap?
    hem
    3sg
    i
    agr
    luk
    look
    Vira
    Vira
    wetem
    with
    hu
    who
    i
    agr
    stap
    prog
    stanap?
    stand.up
    Who did she see Vira standing with?

    See Meyerhoff 1994-1995 field recordings

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. olgeta oli stap yusum fasin blong bifo yet
    olgeta
    3pl
    oli
    agr
    stap
    prog/hab
    yusum
    use
    fasin
    fashion
    blong
    poss
    bifo
    before
    yet
    yet
    They still do things the old-fashioned way.

    See Meyerhoff 1994-1995 field recordings