Value Verb fronted with a copy in the background clause

Language:
Berbice Dutch
Parameter:
Verb doubling and focus
References
Kouwenberg 1994a: 436-447; Kouwenberg 2007b: 39-40

Examples

  1. da muso wa mu
    da
    cop
    mu
    go
    so
    foc
    o
    3sg
    wa
    pst
    mu-tɛ
    go-pfv
    He had really gone.

    See Kouwenberg 1994a: 438

  2. di potman, da blɛndso bigintɛ blɛndɛ
    di
    the
    potɛ-man,
    old-man
    da
    cop
    blɛndɛ
    blind
    so
    foc
    o
    3sg
    bigin-tɛ
    begin-pfv
    blɛndɛ
    blind
    The father, he began to really get blind.

    See Kouwenberg 2007b: 40