Datapoint Nicaraguan Creole English/Uses of the progressive marker

Values

Only progressive function

Example 11-132:
Iivn in di Inglish klaas, dei taakin Kriol.
Iivn
even
in
in
di
art.def
Inglish
English
klaas,
class
dei
3pl
taak-in
talk-prog
Kriol.
Creole
Even in the English class, they are talking Creole.

Source: Nicaragua project recordings CD

Example 11-134:
Mi sista mi de jomp op.
Mi
1sg.poss
sista
sister
mi
pst
de
prog
jomp
jump
op.
up
My sister was jumping up and down.
Example 11-133:
Dat chail duon kier we di maada de guo.
Dat
dem
chail
child
duon
neg
kier
care
we
rel
di
art.def
maada
mother
de
prog
guo.
go
That child doesn’t care where his mother is going.

Source: Holm 1978: 256

Example 11-135:
Wat langwij dem taak?
Wat
what
langwij
language
dem
3pl
taak?
talk
What language do they talk?

Source: Nicaragua project recordings CD

Confidence:
Very certain