Value Cleft with copula before focus

Language:
Early Sranan
Parameter:
Focusing of the noun phrase
References
Arends 1989: 91ff; van den Berg 2007: 292ff

Examples

  1. Da no boi gudu da somma habi.
    Da
    it.be
    no
    neg
    boi
    small
    gudu
    wealth
    da
    det.sg
    soma
    person
    habi.
    have
    He is very wealthy.
    German: Er hat keinen kleinen Reichthum. [op.cit.]

    See Schumann 1783: 19

  2. Da duysi tongi joe leri.
    Da
    it.be
    duysi
    Dutch
    tongo
    language
    yu
    2sg
    leri.
    learn
    Is it the Dutch language that you are learning?
    Dutch: Leer je Hollands. [op.cit.]

    See van Dyk ca. 1765: 29