Value Invariant copula

Language:
Haitian Creole
Parameter:
Predicative noun phrases
References
DeGraff 1995: 70sq.; Dejean 1982: 15

Examples

  1. Entèl se move moun.
    Entèl
    so.and.so
    se
    SE
    move
    bad
    moun.
    person
    So-and-so is somebody mean.
    French: Untel est quelqu'un de méchant.

    See Dejean 1982: 15

  2. Mari se te on mis nan on dipansè an pwovens.
    Mari
    Marie
    se
    SE
    te
    ant
    on
    indf
    mis
    nurse
    nan
    in
    on
    indf
    dipansè
    clinic
    an
    in
    pwovens.
    province
    Marie was a nurse in a provincial clinic.
    French: Marie était infirmière dans un dispensaire de province.

    See Dejean 1982: 31

  3. Malis se yon doktè.
    Malis
    Malice
    se
    SE
    yon
    indf
    doktè.
    doctor
    Malice is a doctor.
    French: Malice est un médecin.

    See DeGraff 1995: 70

  4. Malis te yon doktè.
    Malis
    Malice
    te
    ant
    yon
    def
    doktè.
    doctor
    Malice was a doctor.
    French: Malice était médecin.

    See DeGraff 1995: 72