Value Variable copula

Language:
Gullah
Parameter:
Predicative noun phrases
References
Weldon 2003: 181-182

Examples

  1. I was a stevedore dere.
    I
    I
    was
    cop.pst
    a
    indf.art
    stevedore
    stevedore
    dere.
    there
    I was a stevedore there.

    See Turner [1949] 2002: 286

  2. God de onliest lawgiba an jedge.
    God
    God
    de
    def.art
    onliest
    only
    lawgiba
    lawgiver
    an
    and
    jedge.
    judge
    God is the only lawgiver and judge. (Jas 4.12)

    See De Nyew Testament 2005: 795

  3. You red devil! You’s a red devil!
    You
    2sg.sbj
    red
    red
    devil!
    devil
    You’s
    2sg.sbj.cop
    a
    a
    red
    red
    devil!
    devil
    You are a red devil! You are a red devil!

    See Turner [1949] 2002: 260