Value Habitual, current state, and future

Language:
Cape Verdean Creole of Brava
Parameter:
Uses of the habitual marker
References
Rocha, Belmira Coelho, p.c. (2000)

Examples

  1. Nu ta fika ku bontadi di panha otu, ma ka ten.
    Nu
    we
    ta
    would
    fika
    stay
    ku
    with
    bontadi
    longing
    di
    of
    panha
    take
    otu,
    other
    ma
    but
    ka
    neg
    ten.
    have
    We would long for more but there was not anymore.

    See Rocha, Belmira Coelho, p.c. (2000)

  2. N ta lenbra kuma nu tinha, tinha falta.
    N
    I
    ta
    asp
    lenbra
    remember
    kuma
    that
    nu
    we
    tinha,
    had
    tinha
    had
    falta.
    need
    I remember that we were in need.

    See Rocha, Belmira Coelho, p.c. (2000)

  3. N fra-z, kuazi N ta bai Praia.
    N
    I
    fra-z,
    told-them
    kuazi
    maybe
    N
    I
    ta
    will
    bai
    go
    Praia.
    Praia
    I told them that maybe I will go to Praia.

    See Maria Semedo, p.c. (2000)