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

Values

Particle, a few lexical items may intervene

Example 32-65:
Kond es tá ta txgá pert d'moráda, musin Ø voltá pa el.
Kond
when
es
3pl
pst.ipfv
ta
prog
txgá
arrive
pert
near
de
of
moráda,
city
musin
boy
Ø
pfv
voltá
turn
pa
to
el.
3sg
When they were arriving near the city the boy turned to him.
Portuguese: Quando estavam a chegar perto da cidade, o rapaz voltou-se para ele.

Source: Swolkien 2012

Example 32-64:
Na Olánda, Ailton táva trubaiá.
Na
in
Olánda,
Holand
Ailton
Ailton
táva
pst.ipfv
only
trubaiá.
work
While in Holland, Ailton only worked.
Portuguese: Na Holanda, Ailton só trabalhava.

Source: Swolkien 2012

Confidence:
Very certain