Datapoint Cape Verdean Creole of Santiago/Predicative locative phrases

There are two copulas: ê and sta. In analogy to the condition in the Ibero-Romance languages ê is used for classifications and sta in cases where one element is situated with regard to another (i.e. sta is always used with predicative locative phrases) or where a momentary feature or role is expressed.

Values

Invariant copula

Example 30-162:
Djánta dja sta na mésa.
Djánta
dinner
dja
already
sta
be
na=mésa.
in=table
Dinner is already on the table.

Source: Lang 2002: s.v. tirmódi

Example 30-163:
Si álma debe sta na séu!
Si=álma
3sg.poss=soul
debe
must
sta
be
na=séu!
in=heaven
His soul must be in heaven!
German: Seine Seele muss im Himmel sein!

Source: Lang 2002: s.v. álma

Confidence:
Very certain