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By Michael Katakis

A visceral and eviscerating lament for the us, the rustic Katakis enjoyed yet can now not endure to dwell in.

Once upon a time, Michael Katakis lived in a spot of massive desires, shiny shades and sleight of hand. That position was once America.

One evening, traveling the place those that dwell inside illusions shouldn't ever move, he stared into the darkness and glimpsed a pale flag the place shadows amassed, revealing one other the US. It used to be a damaged position, bred from worry and mistrust - one thousand shards of glass - choked with a those that in the past had given away all that was once useful; a those that were offered, for therefore lengthy, a international betrayal that eventually got here from inside, and for not anything greater than a handful of silver.

These essays, letters and magazine entries have been written as a farewell to the rustic Michael loves nonetheless, and to the spouse he knew as his 'True North'. a robust and private polemic, 1000 Shards of Glass is Michael's attract his fellow voters to alter their path; a cautionary story to these worldwide who idealise an the USA that by no means was once; and, crucially, a glimpse past the parable, to a rustic whose top days may well nonetheless lie forward.

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1 summarizes the subtypes of identificational and ascriptive predicates discussed above. For an in-depth treatise on these issues, the reader is referred to Stassen (1997). Copulas are also frequently encountered as components of EXISTENTIAL PREDICATES. Only in the former case do they qualify as copulas. 12, must be used with quantificational predicates. 14, in which a copula is simply added to a numeral or quantifier in predicate position, is not considered acceptable by native speakers. 14 in that numerals and quantifiers in predicate position, at least in certain contexts, receive the ‘curious -an/en suffix’ (Kenesei, Vago, and Fenyvesi 1998: 61).

DAT Hannes ‘the book belongs to Hannes’ (author’s field data) Copulas are also frequently added to predicate nuclei that consist of time specifications. This is at least in part responsible for the largely idiosyncratic and contradictory, if not to say chaotic, usage of terminological labels for the predicate types dealt with above both in the descriptive and theoretical literature. 25. 26. 68). 27. 28. 30 demonstrate. 29. 30. 31. 32. 36 illustrate. 33. 34. 35. 36. In some languages the copula can be skipped in the third person singular only.

30. 31. 32. 36 illustrate. 33. 34. 35. 36. In some languages the copula can be skipped in the third person singular only. Thus, past tense must also be included in the list of grammatical categories which may trigger copula dropping. 37. 38. gín dúg⋅ê 3PL naked ‘they are naked’ (Tucker 1993: 255) The Swahili copula ni can be dropped in a similar set of contexts: ‘If the subject is an independent pronoun or demonstrative, ni may be omitted’ (Welmers 1973: 325). 39. 40. In all other contexts, the copula is either obligatory or optional.

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