Value Ability verb also expresses epistemic possibility

Language:
Cape Verdean Creole of Brava
Parameter:
Ability verb and epistemic possibility
References
Argi Avera field work corpus 2000

Examples

  1. N pode leba un anu o dos anu konformi N tene dinheru.
    N
    I
    pode
    can
    leba
    take
    un
    one
    anu
    year
    o
    or
    dos
    two
    anu
    year
    konformi
    depending
    N
    I
    tene
    have
    dinheru.
    money
    I can take one year or two depending on whether I have money.

    See Argi Avera field work corpus 2000

  2. Pode ser ma Pedro sta duenti, el ka txiga inda.
    Pode
    can
    ser
    be
    ma
    that
    Pedro
    Pedro
    sta
    is
    duenti,
    sick
    el
    he
    ka
    neg
    txiga
    arrive
    inda.
    yet
    It is possible that Pedro is sick, he has not arrived yet.
  3. Uji, el ka ben ma el pode ben manhan.
    Uji,
    today
    el
    3sg
    ka
    neg
    ben
    come
    ma
    but
    el
    3sg
    pode
    can
    ben
    come
    manhan.
    tomorrow
    He did not come today, but he is likely to come tomorrow.