Example 2-192

Mi prakseri a bai disi nanga a man dati musu de brada.
Mi
1sg
prakseri
think
a
det
bai
boy
disi
dem
nanga
with
a
det
man
man
dati
dem
musu
must
de
cop
brada.
brother
I think this boy and that man must be brothers.
Comment:
The two copulas are differentiated ONLY when the time reference is present. In other tense-aspect specifications, as well as after modal auxiliaries, the same copula, de, is used in both predicative noun phrase and predicative locative constructions.
Type:
naturalistic spoken
Source:
Winford & Migge 2008: 701