Value Differentiation

Language:
Cape Verdean Creole of Santiago
Parameter:
Predicative noun phrases and predicative locative phrases
References
Baptista 2002: 102/103 ; Lang 2012

Examples

  1. Mi ê invistigador.
    Mi
    1sg
    ê
    be
    invistigador.
    scientist
    I am a scientist.

    See Lang 2012

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

    See da Silva 1987: 43

  3. Na kel ánu ki N raprova, éra el ki stába nos prufesor.
    Nna=kel=ánu
    in=dem.sg=year
    ki=N=raprova,
    comp=1sg=fail
    éra
    be.ant
    el
    3sg.indp
    ki=stá-ba
    comp=be-ant
    nos=prufesor.
    poss.1pl=teacher
    He was our teacher the year I failed.
    German: In dem Jahr, in dem ich durchfiel, war er unser Lehrer.

    See Lang 2002: s.v. sta