Value Variable copula

Language:
Bislama
Parameter:
Predicative noun phrases
References
Crowley 1989

Examples

  1. Kuestian nao se wataem bae ol lida ia oli save karem panismen.
    Kuestian
    question
    nao
    now
    se
    cop
    wataem
    what.time
    bae
    irr
    ol
    pl
    lida
    leader
    ia
    def
    oli
    agr
    save
    abil
    karem
    take
    panismen.
    punishment
    The question now is when will the leaders be punished.

    See Vanuatu Weekly Hebdomadaire

  2. Maj! o yu longfala yet!
    Maj!
    march
    o
    excl
    yu
    2sg
    longfala
    long
    yet!
    yet
    March! Oh you're here for a long time yet.

    See Meyerhoff 1994-1995 field recordings

  3. Hem i wan atlet long saed blong javelin.
    Hem
    3sg
    i
    agr
    wan
    indf
    atlet
    athlete
    long
    on
    saed
    side
    blong
    of
    javelin.
    javelin
    She is a javelin thrower.