Value Cleft with copula before focus

Language:
Belizean Creole
Parameter:
Focusing of the noun phrase
References
Escure 1983a

Examples

  1. Da ʃɛl haya di bowt fra djimi.
    Da
    foc
    ʃɛl
    Shell
    haya
    hire
    di
    the
    bowt
    boat
    fra
    from
    djimi.
    Jimmy
    It's Shell that rented Jimmy's boat.

    See Escure 1993a: 234

  2. Da im mek a da tatabuhende mek yu get ʧap.
    Da
    foc
    im
    him
    mek
    make
    a
    it
    da
    foc
    tatabuhende
    Tatabuhende
    mek
    make
    yu
    you
    get
    get
    ʧap.
    chop
    It's him who does it, it's Tatabuhende who causes you to get hurt.

    See Escure 1983a: 42