are three types of Nominal Predicate Clauses:
Classificational Nominal Predicate Clauses,
the Predicate contains only a generic noun to represent the
classification of the Subject. In (8) and (9), the Predicates contain
‘I am a teacher.'
outsider NOM PN
is an outsider (or foreigner).'
Identificational Nominal Predicate Clauses,
the Predicate contains a definite NP to identify with the Subject. In
(10) and (11), the definite NPs are marked by the determiner
for personal pronouns and
o for common nouns.
NOM PN 1.S.NOM
NOM net NOM that
‘That is the fish net.'
In Possessive Nominal
Predicate Clauses, the noun of the Predicate is modified by a genitive
pronoun, such as
ko ‘my friend' in (12).
friend 1.S.GEN NOM PN
is my friend.'