Datapoint Creolese/Uses of the progressive marker

Example 76 is actually one of a without go. The go here is the verb of motion go and could have read mi a kom skuul tumara 'I will come to school'. In addition, a can function as a habitual marker as mi a kom ya evriidee 'I come here everyday'.

In the case of Example 19, the verb ge(t) meaning 'there are/the existential', is a stative verb. The use of /a/ with a stative verb in Creolese signals the habitual. /doz/ or /das/ can function in the same context, with the same habitual meaning.

Values

Progressive, habitual, and future

Example 5-75:
aal o dem a jomp forom
aal
all
o
of
dem
them
a
prog
jomp
jump
forom
for.it
All of them were jumping in to get it.

Source: Rickford 1987: 131 (line 253-4)

Example 5-19:
from fraidi nait yu a ge piipl stedii
from
from
fraidi
Friday
nait
night
yu
you
a
asp
ge
get
piipl
people
stedii
regularly
From Friday night people are continuing to pour in.

Source: Rickford 1987: 146 (line 338)

Example 5-76:
mi a go skuul tumara
mi
1sg
a
incep
go
go
skuul
school
tumara
tomorrow
I will go to school tomorrow. OR: Tomorrow I will go to school.
Confidence:
Very certain