Datapoint Hawai‘i Creole/Tightness of the link between the progressive marker and the verb

Depending on focus, Progressive can be modified with a particle (stɛ); the resulting construction is also a type of Progressive. Nothing can intervene.

Values

Affix

Example 26-56:
ðɛ pipo kɹain dæ deɪ laɪg deɪ neɪʃɛn bæg
ðɛ
art
pipo
people
kɹa-in
cry-prog
that
deɪ
3pl
laɪg
desid
deɪ
3pl.poss
neɪʃɛn
nation
bæg
back
People are shouting that they want their nation back.

Source: Velupillai 2003a: 90

Example 26-40:
aɪ stɛ tiŋkiŋ ɔv dæt wan
1sg
stɛ
ipfv
tiŋk-iŋ
think-prog
ɔv
of
dæt
dem
wan
one
I'll be thinking of that one. OR: I'm thinking of that one.

Source: Velupillai 2003a: 23

Confidence:
Very certain