Value Mixed aspectual-temporal system

Language:
Cape Verdean Creole of São Vicente
Parameter:
Tense-aspect systems
References
Swolkien 2012

Examples

  1. Kond es tá ta txgá pert d'moráda, musin Ø voltá pa el.
    Kond
    when
    es
    3pl
    pst.ipfv
    ta
    prog
    txgá
    arrive
    pert
    near
    de
    of
    moráda,
    city
    musin
    boy
    Ø
    pfv
    voltá
    turn
    pa
    to
    el.
    3sg
    When they were arriving near the city the boy turned to him.
    Portuguese: Quando estavam a chegar perto da cidade, o rapaz voltou-se para ele.

    See Swolkien 2012

  2. Txeu jent ta dzê k es bá bská pex na Baía [...].
    Txeu
    many
    jent
    people
    ta
    prs.hab
    dzê
    say
    k
    comp
    es
    3pl
    pst.hab
    go
    bská
    fetch
    pex
    fish
    na
    in
    Baía
    Baía
    [...].
    [...]
    Many people say they used to go to Baía to get fish [...].
    Portuguese: Muitas pessoas dizem que iam buscar peixe à Baía [...].

    See Swolkien 2012