Datapoint Cape Verdean Creole of Santiago/Motion-to and motion-from

'to walk' is mostly not followed by a preposition to indicate the destination, but sometimes the prepositions pa 'to' or na 'in, at, ...' can follow. Ben 'to come' is always followed by the preposition di to indicate the place of origin.

Values

Differentiation

Example 30-171:
Nton, ómi dispidi, bá si órta.
Nton,
then
ómi
man
dispidi,
take.leave
go
si=órta.
poss.3sg=field
Then the man took leave and went to his field.

Source: da Silva 1987: 35

Example 30-172:
[...] padrinhu ku madrinha bá pa sakristiâ.
[...]
[...]
padrinhu
godfather
ku=madrinha
with=godmother
go
pa=sakristiâ.
to=sacristy
[...] the godfather and the godmother went to the sacristy.

Source: da Silva 1987: 49

Example 30-173:
E bá na un aldeia, [...].
E=bá
3sg=go
na=un=aldeia,
in=a=village
[...].
[...]
He went to a village, [...].

Source: da Silva 1987: 94

Example 30-174:
N ben d'Alemánha na bárku.
N=ben
1sg=come
d=Alemánha
from=Germany
na=bárku.
in=ship
I came from Germany by ship.

Source: Lang 2002: s.v. ben

Confidence:
Very certain