Value Invariant copula

Language:
Cape Verdean Creole of Santiago
Parameter:
Predicative adjectives
References
Baptista 2002: 102 ; Lang 2012

Examples

  1. Bitirába ê burmedju y dóxi sima batáta dósi.
    Bitirába
    beetroot
    ê
    be
    burmedju
    red
    y
    and
    dóxi
    sweet
    sima
    like
    batáta
    potatoe
    dósi.
    sweet
    The beetroot is red and sweet like the sweet potatoe.

    See Lang 2002: s.v. bitirába

  2. Pamodi ki bu sta tristi?
    Pamodi
    why
    ki=bu=sta
    comp=2sg=be
    tristi?
    sad
    Why are you sad?
    German: Warum bist du traurig?

    See da Silva 1987: 41