Datapoint Sango/Predicative noun phrases and predicative locative phrases

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Identity

Example 59-16:
lo ke zo ti tengo zo
lo
3sg
ke
cop
zo
person
ti
of
te-ngo
eat-nmlz
zo
person
He's a cannibal.
Example 59-219:
ni ke deku tito lo mu ni lo hunzi ni na ya ti tuku?!
ni
1sg.log
ke
cop
deku
mouse
titene
so.that
lo
3sg
mu
take
ni
1sg.log
lo
3sg
hunzi
hide
ni
1sg.log
na
prep
ya
inside
ti
of
tuku?!
steel.drum
(She said), Am I a mouse that you should take and hide me in a barrel? (Translated as direct speech.)
Example 59-228:
lo (ke) wali ti mbi
lo
3sg
(ke)
(cop)
wali
wife
ti
of
mbi
1sg
She's my wife.
Example 59-229:
kwa ti mbi aeke na ndo so
kwa
work
ti
of
mbi
1sg
aeke
sm.cop
na
prep
ndo
place
so
dem
My work is here.
Example 59-230:
wen' aeke na ya ni
wen'
iron
aeke
sm.cop
na
prep
ya
inside
ni
det
Iron is inside it (the ore).
Example 59-227:
ala (ke) na ya ti da?
ala
3pl
(ke)
(cop)
na
prep
ya
inside
ti
of
da?
house
Are they in the house?
Example 59-226:
mbeni ngbo ake na ya ti du so
mbeni
certain
ngbo
snake
ake
pm.cop
na
prep
ya
inside
ti
of
du
hole
so
dem
There's a snake in this hole.
Example 59-220:
So taa tene, wala vene?
So
dem
taa
true
tene,
word
wala
or
vene?
lie
Is that the truth or a lie?
Example 59-221:
koli so ka (ake) baba ti mbi
koli
man
so
dem
ka
over.there
(a-ke)
(pm-cop)
baba
father
ti
of
mbi
1sg
That man over there is my father.
Confidence:
Very certain