Datapoint Berbice Dutch/Predicative locative phrases

Jɛn(da) is the polarity neutral locative/existential copula; furi(da) is the inherently negative locative/existential copula. See Feature 64 "Expletive subject of existential verb" for existential use of these forms.

Values

Invariant copula

Example 28-35:
da iʃi twalen jɛnda hiri
da
foc
iʃi
1pl
twɛ
two
alen
alone
jɛn-da
be-there
hiri
here
The two of us alone were here.

Source: Kouwenberg 1994a: 176

Example 28-121:
n jɛndə mingi ben eni for alandi ka
eni
3pl
jɛn-da
be-there
mingi
water
ben
inside
eni
3pl
furi
not.be
alandi
on.land
ka
neg
They live in the water, they are not on land.

Source: Kouwenberg 1994a: 602

Confidence:
Very certain