"ka" as the progressive

Continuing the discussion from Questions about Mandinka compared to Bambara:

In the sentence: Bii Miami moolu ka Joe Biden Batu (‘The people of Miami are welcoming President Biden today’) , I noticed that the presence tense or progressive tense was represented with ‘ka’, which reminds me of the progressive ‘bɛ ka’ in Bambara.

The rule for the ongoing present in Mandinka is: Noun/pronoun + ka + verb.

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