Zero Copula

In the basic Umu sentence, the subject comes after the predicate.

Tarzan, me. Jane, you.

The predicate is joined to the subject without overt making.

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kömu janö
kmu jan
big Jan
Jan is big

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tipi kimö
tipi kim

small Kim
Kim is small.

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‘ajö ‘ö’u
‘aj wu

horse 3
It is a horse.

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tözi ‘ö’u
si wu

woman 3
She is a woman.

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‘u’ö ‘ö’u
‘uw wu

young 3
He/she/it is young.

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minö ‘öti
min di

rich 2
You are rich.
You have.

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miru ‘öme ‘ezu
mí ‘ezu

name GEN\1 ‘Ezu
My name is ‘Ezu

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tipi jö’a ‘öme

small child GEN\1
My child is small.


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