Value Habitual and progressive

Language:
Belizean Creole
Parameter:
Uses of the habitual marker
References
Escure 2004

Examples

  1. Di leydi me de waʧ a wid wan sayd a i ayz.
    Di
    the
    leydi
    lady
    me
    ant
    de
    prog
    waʧ
    watch
    a
    him
    wid
    with
    wan
    one
    sayd
    side
    a
    of
    i
    her
    ayz.
    eyes
    The lady was watching him sideways.

    See Escure's 1980s materials

  2. Dodo de tro di krefiʃ in de i musa de tink dat.
    Dodo
    dodo
    de
    hab
    tro
    throw
    di
    the
    krefiʃ
    crayfish
    in
    in
    de
    there
    i
    he
    musa
    must
    de
    hab
    tink
    think
    dat.
    that
    When Dodo throws the lobster in it (ice-box), he must think that. OR: When Dodo (fisherman) throws the lobster into his ice-box, that's what he must think (he calls his ice-box "Bugs' Graveyard").

    See Escure's 1985 materials

  3. A mek dat wen sizan de an en de wok krefiʃ.
    A
    1sg
    mek
    make
    dat
    that
    wen
    when
    sizan
    season
    de
    hab
    an
    on
    en
    and
    de
    hab
    wok
    work
    krefiʃ.
    crayfish
    I make that when the season is on and I work lobster. OR: I earn (as much money) when during the lobster season.

    See Escure's 1985 materials

  4. Wi no de stodi dat.
    Wi
    we
    no
    neg
    de
    prog
    stodi
    study
    dat.
    that
    We are not paying attention to that.

    See Escure 1983a: 42