141 Other forms/phrases for copula ʼbeʼ: before locatives

A - feature is pervasive or obligatory14
B - feature is neither pervasive nor extremely rare4
C - feature exists, but is extremely rare3
D - attested absence of feature37
X - feature is not applicable (given the structural make-up of the variety/P/C)15
? - no information on feature is available4

Feature area:
Verb phrase III: verb morphology
Typical example:
Den pikin ben de na skoro ‘The children were at school’
Example source:
Sranan (Winford/Migge 2008: 702)
Variety World Region Type Value
Id Primary text Variety Variety Type