Datapoint Cape Verdean Creole of Brava/Tightness of the link between the past marker and the verb

Values

Affix

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)

Example 31-89:
Es fra un minina go ki staba ta bende pexi [...].
Es
they
fra
say
un
a
minina
girl
go
now
ki
that
sta-ba
prog-ant
ta
mood
bende
sell
pexi
fish
[...].
[...]
They said that a girl who was then selling fish [...].

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

Confidence:
Very certain