Value Invariant copula

Language:
Cape Verdean Creole of Santiago
Parameter:
Predicative noun phrases
References
Lang 2012

Examples

  1. Maria ê kantadera.
    Maria
    Mary
    ê
    be
    kanta-dera.
    sing-er.f
    Mary is a singer.

    See Lang 2012

  2. [...] tudu kel ténpu si almusu éra mandióka kru [...].
    [...]
    [...]
    tudu
    all
    kel=ténpu
    dem.sg=time
    si=almusu
    3sg.poss=lunch
    éra
    be.ant
    mandióka
    manioc
    kru
    raw
    [...].
    [...]
    [...] the whole time his lunch consisted of raw manioc [...].
    German: [...] diese ganze Zeit über bestand sein Mittagessen aus rohem Maniok [...].

    See da Silva 1987: 35