Value Affix

Language:
Cape Verdean Creole of Brava
Parameter:
Tightness of the link between the past marker and the verb
References
Maria Chiviar, p.c. (2000)

Examples

  1. Mi’N ta viveba un vida tristi.
    Mi’=N
    I=I
    ta
    hab
    vive-ba
    live-ant
    un
    a
    vida
    life
    tristi.
    sad
    I used to live a sad life.

    See Maria Chiviar, p.c. (2000)

  2. Es fra un minina go ki staba ta bende pexi [...].
    Es
    they
    fra
    say
    un
    a
    minina
    girl
    go
    now
    ki
    that
    sta-ba
    prog-ant
    ta
    mood
    bende
    sell
    pexi
    fish
    [...].
    [...]
    They said that a girl who was then selling fish [...].

    See Maria Chiviar, p.c. (2000)