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

Values

Particle, a few lexical items may intervene

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.
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