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We use the verb "to be" to perform this function, like we just saw above. In fact, we often see the conjugated forms of the Sumerian i. However, in Sumerian, there is another option: the copula is used.
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By now you've noticed that lots of things in Sumerian are done via particles , those funny little syllables that are attached onto the end of a word to change meaning, change case, or do other neat things. Well, the copula is just the particle form of the verb "to be", known as the enclitic copula. Simple as that! The meaning is the same, it's just a little bit of syntactic variety to a common expression.
Here are the conjugation tables for the enclitic copula  with munus "woman"  :.
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Note that "thou" isn't just the archaic version of "you", it's actually the archaic informal way to say "you. Note that the copula marks the person and number of the absolutive argument.
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