Use of copula with adverbial predicate (Northern Mansi)

AdvCop: Use of the copula with adverbial predicates is always required.

(1) taw jun ōli.
he/she home cop.3sg
‘He/she is at home.’ (S. D.)

(2) sāli-t śaryk-t ōl-ēγ-ǝt.
reindeer-pl meadow-loc cop-prs-3pl
‘The reindeers are on the meadow.’ (S. D.)

(3) am jun ōl-ēγ-um.
I home cop-prs-1sg
‘I’m at home.’ (S. D.)

In Northern Mansi, the copula is used in adverbial predicative constructions (1-3).


Szilvia Németh