Value Progressive, habitual, and current state

Language:
Berbice Dutch
Parameter:
Uses of the progressive marker
References
Kouwenberg & Robertson 1988; Kouwenberg 2007b: 28-30

Examples

  1. lombo plɛkɛm wangeni bwa drungwa stɛdi
    lombo
    bad
    plɛkɛ
    place
    wanga
    where
    eni
    3pl
    bu-a
    drink-ipfv
    drungu-a
    get.drunk-ipfv
    stɛdi
    steady
    A bad place, where they drink and get drunk all the time.

    See Kouwenberg 2007b: 29

  2. o wa riʃa
    o
    3sg
    wa
    pst
    riʃi-a
    swell-ipfv
    He was swelling.

    See Kouwenberg 2007b: 29

  3. o sukwa mu
    o
    3sg
    suku-a
    want-ipfv
    mu
    go
    She wants to go.

    See Kouwenberg 1996d: 33