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Copulas of quasi body posture and aspect
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The four copulas of body posture are:

  1. Sittesit
  2. Steanstand
  3. Lizzelie
  4. Hingjehang

These copulas all function as locative copulas. They have body posture as their iconic meaning. They can be used with animate subjects, as in the example below:

Example 1

De lytse poppe lei yn syn nestke
the little baby lay in his nest
The baby lay in his craddle

They can be used with inanimate subjects, as in the example below:

Example 2

De ferbândoaze sit yn it tredde laad fan ûnderen
the first-aid.box sits in the third drawer from down
The first-aid box is in the third drawer from below

In addition, these copulas also combine with to-infinitives, as in the example below:

Example 3

Jo kinne likegoed in dwaas wat fertelle as ien dy't sit te slûgjen
you can as well a fool something tell as one who sits to snooze
You can just as well tell things to a fool as to someone who is snoozing
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More details about copulas of quasi body posture and aspect can be found by following the corresponding links:

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