Value Ability verb also expresses epistemic possibility

Language:
Cape Verdean Creole of São Vicente
Parameter:
Ability verb and epistemic possibility
References
Swolkien 2012

Examples

  1. N podê dó-b un izenpl.
    N
    1sg
    podê
    can
    dó-b
    give-2sg
    un
    det
    izenpl.
    example
    I can give you an example.
    Portuguese: Posso dar-te um exemplo.

    See Swolkien 2012

  2. Aoj el ka ben, ma el podê ben manhã.
    Aoj
    today
    el
    3sg
    ka
    neg
    ben,
    come
    ma
    but
    el
    3sg
    podê
    can
    ben
    come
    manhã.
    tomorrow.
    He didn't come today but perhaps he will come tomorrow.
    Portuguese: Hoje não veio mas talvez venha amanhã.

    See Swolkien 2012