Datapoint Fa d’Ambô/Tightness of the link between the progressive marker and the verb

Sxa is the progressive marker. It will always be the marker nearest to the verb and no other features can be placed in between.

Values

Particle, nothing can intervene

Example 38-78:
Iney ska fi wan xadyi namay.
Ineni
3pl
sxa
prog
fe
make
wan
art
xadyi
house
namai.
family
They are building a house for the family.
Example 38-77:
Dyiabeza poxodul bi ska laba apotose.
Dyia-beza
day-already
poxodulu
people
bi
ant
sxa
prog
laba
wash
awa-poto-sai.
water-lake-dem
Formerly people used to wash themselves in this lake. OR: Formerly people used to wash in this lake.
Confidence:
Very certain