Datapoint Guinea-Bissau Kriyol/Uses of the habitual marker

The marker ta has future meaning only in orders or requests.

Values

Habitual and future

Example 33-101:
Minjeris di li ta bambu se mininus.
Minjeri-s
woman-pl
di
of
li
here
ta
hab
bambu
carry
si
poss
mininu-s.
child-pl
Women here carry their children on the back.
Portuguese: As mulheres daqui carregam os seus filhos às costas.

Source: Doneux & Rougé 1988: 37

Example 33-102:
Bu ta bin nha kasa amanha.
Bu
2sg
ta
fut
bin
come
nha
my
kasa
house
amanha.
tomorrow
Come to my house tomorrow.
Portuguese: Venha a minha casa amanhã.
Confidence:
Very certain