Datapoint Hawai‘i Creole/Predicative adjectives

The zero copula occurs in present tense only.

Values

Variable copula

Example 26-65:
Speaker_A: ʃi was gudlukin – Speaker_B: jɛ æn ʃi kæn siŋ
Speaker_A:
Speaker_a:
ʃi
3sg
was
was
gudlukin
good.looking
Speaker_B:
Speaker_B:
yeah
æn
and
ʃi
3sg
kæn
abil
siŋ
sing
Speaker A: She was good-looking. – Speaker B: Yeah, and she could sing.

Source: Velupillai 2003a: 47

Example 26-83:
da shak haŋɹi
da
art
shak
shark
haŋɹi
hungry
The shark is hungry.
Confidence:
Very certain