Value Differentiation

Language:
Berbice Dutch
Parameter:
Predicative noun phrases and predicative locative phrases
References
Kouwenberg 1994a: 117-136; Kouwenberg 2007b: 40-42

Examples

  1. en ka alwes jɛ di mingi ben ka
    eni
    3pl
    kan
    can
    alwes
    always
    jɛn
    be
    di
    the
    mingi
    water
    ben
    inside
    ka
    neg
    They cannot be in the water forever.

    See Kouwenberg 1994a: 616

  2. ɛkɛ da boko jɛrma
    ɛkɛ
    1sg
    da
    cop
    boko
    Amerindian
    jɛrma
    woman
    I am an Amerindian woman. OR: I am Amerindian (i.c. Arawak).

    See Kouwenberg 2007a: 446

  3. ʃi papa wa da riki man
    ʃi
    3sg.poss
    papa
    father
    wa
    pst
    da
    cop
    riki
    rich
    man
    man
    His father was a rich man.

    See Kouwenberg 2007a: 447