Datapoint Cape Verdean Creole of Brava/Position of tense, aspect, and mood markers in relation to the verb

Values

In a leftward position Frequency: 33.3%

Example 31-90:
Maria sta senpri ta pensa na se mininu.
Maria
Maria
sta
prog
senpri
always
ta
asp
pensa
think
na
of
se
her
mininu.
child
Maria is always thinking of her child.
Confidence:
Very certain

Immediately following the verb Frequency: 33.3%

Example 31-87:
E ka ta daba mi pa’N trabadja.
E
it
ka
neg
ta
asp
da-ba
give-ant
mi
me
pa
for
N
I
trabadja
work
It was not sufficient for me to work.

Source: Maria Chiviar, p.c. (2000)

Confidence:
Very certain

Immediately preceding the verb Frequency: 33.3%

Example 31-86:
Mi’N ta viveba un vida tristi.
Mi’=N
I=I
ta
hab
vive-ba
live-ant
un
a
vida
life
tristi.
sad
I used to live a sad life.

Source: Maria Chiviar, p.c. (2000)

Confidence:
Very certain