Datapoint Belizean Creole/Predicative adjectives

The English form iz occurs - rarely - for emphasis in the basilectal default lect (Example 142). In this case it functions as a topic particle rather than a copula.

Values

No copula

Example 9-143:
Di howl ful wid wata.
Di
the
howl
hole
ful
full
wid
with
wata.
water
The hole was full of water.

Source: Escure's 1992 materials

Example 9-142:
Omar i brayt i iz veri brait.
Omar
Omar
i
3sg
brayt
bright
i
3sg
iz
is
veri
very
brait.
bright
Omar, he is bright, he is very bright.

Source: Escure 2004: 538

Confidence:
Very certain