Datapoint Cape Verdean Creole of Brava/Uses of the progressive marker

Values

Only progressive function

Example 31-91:
Es sta more.
Es
they
sta
prog
more.
dying
They are dying.

Source: Artur, p.c. (2000)

Example 31-92:
En fin, ago uji go nu sta dretu, nu ka sta pasa fomi.
En
at
fin,
least
ago
now
uji
today
go
now
nu
we
sta
are
dretu,
well
nu
we
ka
neg
sta
prog
pasa
endure
fomi.
hunger
At least nowadays, we are well, we are not enduring hunger.

Source: Rocha, Belmira Coelho, p.c. (2000)

Confidence:
Certain