SCopula{N/Adj} pattern of Lithuanian language

 

 

(1)  gele        yra      grazi.

flower Subject Marker beautiful

`The flower is beautiful.f

(2)  geles        yra      grazios.

 flowers Subject Marker beautiful

`The flowers are beautiful.f

(3)  gele        buvo         grazi.

flower Subject Marker beautiful

`The flower was beautiful.f

 

geles       buvo        grazios.

flowers Subject Marker beautiful

`The flowers were beautiful.f

 

(4)  gele        bus         grazi.

flower Subject Marker beautiful

`The flower will be beautiful.f

 

(5)  geles        bus         grazios.

flowers Subject Marker beautiful

`The flowers will be beautiful.f

 

 

Word order is totally free just like in SVO. In present tense, we can drop subject marker and the meaning will not change.

(6)  gele   grazi.

(7)  geles   grazios.