Datapoint Sango/Predicative adjectives

The presence or absence of a copula is not correlated with any linguistic factors. There is also no difference between nominals and adjectivals with the copula. See Feature 73 "Predicative noun phrases".

Values

Variable copula

Example 59-222:
so (ake) nzoni
so
dem
(a-ke)
(pm-cop)
nzoni
good
That's good.
Example 59-224:
mara ti ala (ake) Gbaya
mara
ethnicity
ti
of
ala
3pl
(a-ke)
(pm-cop)
Gbaya
Gbaya
They are Gbaya by ethnic origin. (Lit. The ethnicity of them is Gbaya.)
Example 59-223:
ndo ni ake nzoni ape
ndo
place
ni
det
ake
sm.cop
nzoni
good
ape
neg
The place is not good.

Source: Samarin 2007

Confidence:
Very certain