The Ao language
has three types of tones namely:
1) Rising tone
which is marked with [ @ ] .
tone which is marked with [ $ ],
3) Level tone
which is left unmarked.
is a subject + object + predicate language. The predicate
may be a verb or a noun or an adjective. When it is a noun,
or an adjective, copula is used to link the
predicate with the subject. The subject in a sentence is
obligatory and it does not have concord with the predicate.
The subject, the object and the nominal predicate are expressed
by the noun phrase and the verbal predicate is expressed
by the verb phrase.
Copula: linking verb
a verb such as be
or seem that links the subject of a sentence
with an adjective or noun phrase (complement) relating to
it. In other words it is a link between subject and the
predicate a form of the verb to be linking the
subject and the predicate in certain propositions such as
"Some dogs are poodles"