Value Mixed aspectual-temporal system

Language:
Cape Verdean Creole of Brava
Parameter:
Tense-aspect systems
References
Maria Chiviar, p.c. (2000)

Examples

  1. N sai di kaza i N staba ta anda un katxor go morde-m na kanela.
    N
    I
    Ø
    pfv
    sai
    leave
    di
    of
    kaza
    house
    i
    and
    N
    I
    staba
    be.ant
    ta
    prog
    anda
    walk
    un
    a
    katxor
    dog
    go
    then
    morde=m
    bit=me
    na
    on
    kanela.
    leg
    I went out of the house and I was walking when a dog bit my leg.
  2. Es fra un minina go ki sta ta bende pexi, panha pankada. vs. Es fra un minina go ki staba ta bende pexi, panha pankada.
    Es
    they
    fra
    say
    un
    a
    minina
    girl
    go
    now
    ki
    who
    sta
    asp
    ta
    mood
    bende
    sell
    pexi,
    fish
    panha
    got
    pankada.
    hurt
    vs.
    vs.
    Es
    they
    fra
    say
    un
    a
    minina
    girl
    go
    now
    ki
    who
    staba
    asp.ant
    ta
    mood
    bende
    sell
    pexi,
    fish
    panha
    got
    pankada.
    hurt
    They said that a girl who is selling fish got hurt vs. They said that a girl who was selling fish got hurt.