Value Inchoative expressed by completive marker

Language:
Papiá Kristang
Parameter:
Aspect markers and inchoative meaning
References
Baxter 1988: 122-125; Baxter 1988: 129-130

Examples

  1. eli ta fika godru
    eli
    3sg
    ta
    prog
    fika
    become
    godru
    fat
    He is getting fat.

    See Baxter 1988: 129

  2. isti krensa ja altu
    isti
    this
    krensa
    child
    ja
    pfv
    altu
    tall
    This child is (getting)/ already tall.

    See Baxter 1988: 122