Value Cleft with copula before focus

Language:
Cape Verdean Creole of Santiago
Parameter:
Focusing of the noun phrase
References
Baptista 2002: 150-152 ; Lang 2012

Examples

  1. Ê nha pai ki fase-l.
    ê
    be
    nha=pai
    my=father
    ki=fase=l.
    comp=do=3sg
    It was my father who did it.

    See Baptista 2006

  2. E kes midida injustu di goberno k'es ta protesta kontr'el.
    E
    be
    kes=midida
    dem.pl=measure
    injustu
    unjust
    di=goberno
    of=government
    k=es=ta=protesta
    comp=3pl=ipfv=protest
    kontr
    against
    el.
    3sg.indp
    It is these unjust measures of the government that they protest against.
    German: Es sind diese ungerechten Maßnahmen der Regierung, gegen die sie protestieren.

    See Baptista 2002: 151