Value Invariant copula

Language:
Cape Verdean Creole of Santiago
Parameter:
Predicative locative phrases
References
Baptista 2002: 103 ; Lang 2012

Examples

  1. Djánta dja sta na mésa.
    Djánta
    dinner
    dja
    already
    sta
    be
    na=mésa.
    in=table
    Dinner is already on the table.

    See Lang 2002: s.v. tirmódi

  2. Si álma debe sta na séu!
    Si=álma
    3sg.poss=soul
    debe
    must
    sta
    be
    na=séu!
    in=heaven
    His soul must be in heaven!
    German: Seine Seele muss im Himmel sein!

    See Lang 2002: s.v. álma