Value Particle, a few lexical items may intervene

Language:
Haitian Creole
Parameter:
Tightness of the link between the progressive marker and the verb

Examples

  1. Si moun nan te konn paran w, li pa t ap janm di w betiz.
    Si
    if
    moun
    person
    nan
    def
    te
    ant
    konn
    know
    paran
    parents
    w,
    2sg
    li
    3sg
    pa
    neg
    t
    ant
    ap
    inacc
    janm
    never
    di
    say
    w
    2sg
    betiz.
    nonsense
    If the person knew your parents, he/she would have never told you nonsense.
    French: Si la personne connaissait tes parents, elle ne t'aurait jamais dit des bêtises.

    See Fattier 1998: vol 4, p. 345