Value Habitual, progressive, and current state

Language:
Berbice Dutch
Parameter:
Uses of the habitual marker
References
Kouwenberg 2007b: 28-30

Examples

  1. ɛkɛ wa stupa so, krɛkɛ ben, ofru hildapo
    ɛkɛ
    1sg
    wa
    pst
    stupu-a
    stop-ipfv
    so,
    so
    krɛkɛ
    creek
    ben,
    inside
    ofru
    over
    hilda-apu
    Hilda-pl
    I was living over there, in the creek, on the other side of Hilda and her family.

    See Kouwenberg 1994a: 239

  2. 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

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

    See Kouwenberg 1996d: 33