Datapoint Cape Verdean Creole of São Vicente/Present reference of stative verbs and past perfective reference of dynamic verbs

Value 3 represents a tendency, not a rule. Many verbs traditionally considered stative and that have present reference when unmarked in the variety of Santiago receive obligatorily past (perfective) reference in the variety of São Vicente (for instance, morá 'live', gostá 'like', sintí 'feel').

Values

Stative verbs with present reference and dynamic verbs with past perfective reference are both unmarked

Example 32-77:
El toká y el kantá.
El
3sg
toká
play
y
and
el
3sg
kantá.
sing
He played and sang.
Portuguese: Ele tocou e cantou.

Source: Swolkien 2012

Example 32-78:
N krê sink sebóla.
N
1sg
krê
want
sink
five
sebóla.
onion
I want five onions.
Portuguese: Quero cinco cebolas.

Source: Swolkien 2012

Confidence:
Very certain