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This paper is a description of the copula system of Tawang Monpa [Dakpa], an East-Bodish language, spoken in Arunachal Pradesh in India and by small groups of speakers in Bhutan and Tibet. There are two equative copulas in Tawang Monpa: personal and neutral , and three existential copulas: testimonial , neutral and personal . In addition, there are separate negative copulas; equative: personal and neutral , and existential: testimonial , neutral and personal . There is also one example of a past positive copula and a past negative copula .

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