Value Particle, a few lexical items may intervene

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

Examples

  1. 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)

  2. Maria sta senpri ta pensa na se mininu.
    Maria
    Maria
    sta
    prog
    senpri
    always
    ta
    asp
    pensa
    think
    na
    of
    se
    her
    mininu.
    child
    Maria is always thinking of her child.