Value Stative verbs with present reference and dynamic verbs with past perfective reference are both unmarked

Language:
Cape Verdean Creole of Brava
Parameter:
Present reference of stative verbs and past perfective reference of dynamic verbs
References
Isabel Baptista, p.c. (2000); Maria Semedo, p.c. (2000)

Examples

  1. N ben kaza. vs. N bai nha kaza.
    N
    I
    ben
    come
    kaza.
    home
    vs.
    vs.
    N
    I
    bai
    go
    nha
    my
    kaza.
    house
    I came home. vs. I went home.

    See Isabel Baptista, p.c. (2000)

  2. Mi’N sta li mi so ku kel dos.
    Mi’N
    I
    sta
    am
    li
    here
    mi
    me
    so
    only
    ku
    with
    kel
    these
    dos.
    two
    I am here alone with only these two.

    See Maria Semedo, p.c. (2000)