Datapoint Ghanaian Pidgin English/Uses of the habitual marker

Values

Habitual, progressive, and current state

Example 16-66:
dɛ ples hausa pipu dè pre
art
ples
place
hausa
Hausa
pipu
people
hab
pre
pray
the place that Hausa people pray in
Example 16-64:
wiʧmã dè tɔk?
wiʧmã
who
prog
tɔk?
talk
Who is talking?

Source: Huber 1999: 178

Example 16-65:
if jù dè sik jùɔ bakjad jù si ɛ klinik
if
if
2sg
prog
sik
sick
jùɔ
2sg.poss
bakjad
backyard
2sg
si
see
ɛ
art
klinik
clinic
If you are ill (nowadays), you see a clinic in your backyard (i.e. nearby, to which you can go).
Example 16-67:
wɛn dè kam tu nima sɛf dè dè laik àm
wɛn
when
3pl
kam
come
tu
to
nima
Nima
sɛf
foc
3pl
prog
laik
like
àm
3sg.obj
Now, when they come to Nima, they like it.
Confidence:
Very certain