Value Progressive and future

Language:
Haitian Creole
Parameter:
Uses of the progressive marker
References
DeGraff 2007: 104-5; Fattier 1998: 865

Examples

  1. M ap manje.
    M
    1sg
    ap
    inacc
    manje.
    eat
    I am eating.
    French: Je suis en train de manger.

    See DeGraff 2007: 104

  2. Entèl t ap vin; se paske i malad i pa vini.
    Entèl
    so.and.so
    t
    ant
    ap
    inacc
    vin;
    come
    se
    SE
    paske
    because
    i
    3sg
    malad
    sick
    i
    3sg
    pa
    neg
    vini.
    come
    He/She would be welcome; it is because he/she is sick that he/she hasn't come.
    French: Il/Elle serait (bien) venu(e); c'est parce qu'il/elle est malade qu'il/elle n'est pas venu(e).

    See Fattier 1998: 865

  3. L ap malad.
    L
    3sg
    ap
    inacc
    malad.
    sick
    He/She will be sick. OR: He/she is getting sick (inchoative).
    French: Il/Elle va être malade. OR: Il/Elle commence à être malade.

    See DeGraff 2007: 105

  4. M ap vin wè ou demen.
    M
    1sg
    ap
    inacc
    vin
    come
    see
    ou
    2sg
    demen.
    tomorrow
    I'll visit you tomorrow.
    French: Je vais venir te voir demain.

    See Valdman et al. 2007: 43