Value Invariant copula

Language:
Belizean Creole
Parameter:
Predicative noun phrases
References
Escure's 1992 materials

Examples

  1. Ay wudn if da me mi.
    Ay
    I
    wudn
    wouldn’t
    if
    if
    da
    top
    me
    ant
    mi.
    me
    I wouldn’t if it was me.

    See Escure 1993a: 238

  2. Di djadj n̩ di dakta da gud fren.
    Di
    the
    djadj
    judge
    and
    di
    the
    dakta
    doctor
    da
    cop.nom
    gud
    good
    fren.
    friend
    The judge and the doctor were good friends.

    See Escure's 1992 materials

  3. A preti li ting dat.
    A
    top
    preti
    pretty
    li
    little
    ting
    thing
    dat.
    that
    That's a pretty little thing.

    See Escure 1983a: 37

  4. Dat a stayrafowm.
    Dat
    that
    a
    is
    stayrafowm.
    styrofoam
    That's styrofoam.

    See Escure 1983a: 34

  5. Dog pa fi dem pap da wan big dog.
    Dog
    dog
    pa
    father
    fi
    for
    dem
    them
    pap
    pup
    da
    top
    wan
    a
    big
    big
    dog.
    dog
    These puppies' father is a big dog.

    See Escure 2004: 542