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csubj:cop: relative clause modifier

A clausal copular subject (csubj:cop) is a UD Irish subtype, used to label a clause that acts as the subject of another (copular) clause. As in all copular clauses, the predicate acts as the head of the clause and hence it is also the governor of the copular subject. The copular construction may consist of a copula followed by a verb particle or an adjective or it may be emphatic in terms of meaning (in which case the noun is raised for emphasis), as outlined in the examples below.

Example

Verbal

Ba ghearr gur fhás drochiontaoibh Kitchener `It didn’t take long for Kitchener’s distrust to grow

Ba ghearr gur fhás drochiontaoibh Kitchener \n Was short that(past)_which grew distrust Kitchener
csubj:cop(ghearr, fhás)

Is dócha go raibh an ceart aici `It is likely that she was correct’

Is dócha go raibh an ceart aici \n Is probable that was the right at_her
csubj:cop(dócha, raibh)

Adjectival

Is fíor gur láidre Fianna Fáil ag cosaint na neodrachta ná Fine Gael faoi láthair `It is true that Fianna Fáil are better at protecting neutrality than Fine Gael at the moment’

Is fíor gur láidre Fianna Fáil ag cosaint na neodrachta ná Fine Gael faoi láthair \n Is true that stronger Fianna Fáil at protecting of_the neutrality Fine Gael under presence
csubj:cop(fíor, láidre)

Nominal

Ní féidir leat iachall a chur orm é a dhéanamh. `You can’t make me do it.’

Ní féidir leat iachall a chur orm é a dhéanamh . \n NEG able with_you constraint to put on_me it to do .
obj(chur, iachall)
csubj:cop(féidir, chur)
obj(dhéanamh, é)
xcomp(chur, dhéanamh)

csubj:cop in other languages: [et] [fi] [ga] [gd] [gv] [kpv] [mdf] [myv] [olo] [tr]