Value Inchoative expressed by progressive and completive markers

Language:
Berbice Dutch
Parameter:
Aspect markers and inchoative meaning
References
Kouwenberg 1994a: 250-260; Kouwenberg 1996d: 31-33; Kouwenberg 2007b: 39-40

Examples

  1. titi ju gwarɛ [...]
    titi
    time
    ju
    2sg
    gu-arɛ
    big-ipfv
    [...]
    [...]
    When you are growing up [...]

    See Kouwenberg 1996d: 32

  2. potɛtɛ nau, timi kori ababaka
    potɛ-tɛ
    old-pfv
    nau,
    now
    timi
    be.able
    kori
    work
    ababa
    anymore
    ka
    neg
    (He) has gotten old, cannot work anymore.

    See Kouwenberg 2007b: 30