Datapoint Bislama/Predicative adjectives

There is considerable discussion in the literature on Bislama (and related languages) about what the best linguistic characterization of i (as in i luk) is. Meyerhoff (2000a) considers the various analyses that have been proposed and argues from the distribution of single pronoun, focused pronouns and null subjects that i (and oli) are not pronominal. Meyerhoff (2000a, b) calls them 'agreement', another reasonable alternative is 'predicate marker' (if it is understood that the form of the marker is related to the person and number of the subject).

Values

No copula

Example 23-123:
pijin blong solwota i kros nao
pijin
bird
blong
poss
solwota
salt.water
i
agr
kros
cross
nao
now
Now the seagull is angry.

Source: Meyerhoff 1994-1995 field recordings

Confidence:
Very certain