Value Variable copula

Language:
Gurindji Kriol
Parameter:
Predicative noun phrases
References
Meakins 2007: 424

Examples

  1. Ankaj dat karu im yapakayiwan.
    Ankaj
    poor.thing
    dat
    the
    karu
    child
    im
    3sg
    yapakayi-wan.
    small-nmlz
    Poor kid, he's only little.

    See Meakins 2007: 424

  2. Likarta yapakayi-wan LD
    Likarta
    lizard
    yapakayi-wan
    small-nmlz
    LD
    LD
    (You look) Leyton, that lizard is a small one.

    See ACLA database 2003-2006