Seja fria no amar, cruel no rogo


"Seja fria no amar, cruel no rôgo,
fria, se é toda jaspe, e toda neve,
cruel, se é toda sangue, e toda fogo."

(Jerônimo Baía. In: A Fênix Renascida ou obras dos melhores engenhos portugueses. Lisboa: Off. Antonio Pedrozo Galram, 1746, tomo III, p. 217 e p.219. Citado por Maria do Socorro Fernandes de Carvalho In: Poesia de Agudeza em Portugal: Estudo retórico da poesia lírica e satírica escrita em Portugal no Século XVII. São Paulo: Humanitas Editorial; Edusp, Fapesp, 2007. Trecho disponível em: https://books.google.com.br/books?id=1lGDk5pYriIC&pg=PA252&lpg=PA252 . Acesso 12/02/2009). 


The Copula at Its Imperative Forms

As said earlier, the copula da is a fundamental particle which performs some of the functions usually performed by the verb to be and its forms, the link between the subject and its predicate.

So let us focus at the imperative part, done by the form ba and its related forms as you can see below:

(with emphasis on future)
Factualdamu /
derimu deri /
ne deri
darahmu darah /
ne darah
namu na/
ne na
nerimu neri/
ne neri
narahmu narah/
ne narah
Imperativebamu ba/
ne ba
berimu beri/
ne beri
barahmu barah/
ne barah

The Imperative form embodied at this particle is possibly rhetoric at most, although it may be used also for practical ordenative as shown below:

§ Jad VIR ba.
→ "Be a MAN."

§ Jad gi ko ba.
→ "Be a good girl."

well... this must be enough for now (: