Datapoint Gullah/Uses of the progressive marker

Hopkins (1994: 74 ff) observes additional functions of da including iterative and perfective with stative verbs.

Values

Progressive, habitual, current state, and future

Example 13-84:
I da go.
I
I
da
prog
go.
go
I am going.

Source: Turner [1949] 2002: 213

Example 13-86:
Den yu da brag.
Den
then
yu
2sg
da
fut
brag.
brag
Then you will brag.

Source: Turner [1949] 2002: 213

Example 13-87:
Dis taim a year we da hoe [...] wi da pik piiz.
Dis
this
taim
time
a
of
year
year
we
we
da
hab
hoe
hoe
[...]
[...]
wi
we
da
hab
pik
pick
piiz.
peas
[During] this time of the year, we used to hoe [...] we used to pick peas.

Source: Hopkins 1994: 74

Example 13-88:
[N]ow A one wid Jedus Christ, da bleebe pon um an da lob um.
[N]ow
now
A
I
one
one
wid
with
Jedus
Jesus
Christ,
Christ
da
ipfv
bleebe
believe
pon
upon
um
3.obj
an
and
da
ipfv
lob
love
um.
3.obj
Now I am one with Jesus Christ, believe in him and love him. (1 Tm 1.14)

Source: De Nyew Testament 2005: 715

Confidence:
Certain