Datapoint Batavia Creole/Uses of the habitual marker

The unmarked verb may also refer to habitual situations, but it may also refer to future and perfective situations.

Values

Habitual, progressive, and current state

Example 43-56:
Pertu riba di bar ste nasi e krisi: [...]
Pertu
near
riba
over
di
of
bar
ground
ste
gener
nasi
be.born
e
and
krisi:
grow
[...]
[...]
Near over the ground sprout and grow: […]

Source: Maurer 2011: 54

Example 43-57:
Undi ste mora?
Undi
where
ste
ipfv
mora?
live
Where do you live, Sir?

Source: Maurer 2011: 56

Example 43-55:
Kilay sorti Sinyor ste buska?
Kilay
what.kind
sorti
sort
Sinyor
Sir
ste
prog
buska?
look.for
What kind are you looking for?

Source: Maurer 2011: 54

Confidence:
Certain