Value Habitual, progressive, and current state

Language:
Batavia Creole
Parameter:
Uses of the habitual marker
References
Maurer 2011: 54-56

Examples

  1. Kilay sorti Sinyor ste buska?
    Kilay
    what.kind
    sorti
    sort
    Sinyor
    Sir
    ste
    prog
    buska?
    look.for
    What kind are you looking for?

    See Maurer 2011: 54

  2. Pertu riba di bar ste nasi e krisi: [...]
    Pertu
    near
    riba
    over
    di
    of
    bar
    ground
    ste
    gener
    nasi
    be.born
    e
    and
    krisi:
    grow
    [...]
    [...]
    Near over the ground sprout and grow: […]

    See Maurer 2011: 54

  3. Undi ste mora?
    Undi
    where
    ste
    ipfv
    mora?
    live
    Where do you live, Sir?

    See Maurer 2011: 56