Value Four compound expressions

Language:
Early Sranan
Parameter:
Interrogative pronouns
References
Bruyn 1995a: 145ff; Bruyn 1999; van den Berg 2007: 251ff

Examples

  1. Hupeh ju findi datti? — Na hupeh ju findi datti?
    Ope
    q=place
    yu
    2sg
    findi
    find
    dati?
    that
     
    Na
    loc
    ope
    q=place
    yu
    2sg
    findi
    find
    dati?
    that
    Where did you find that? — Where (at which place) did you find that?
    German: Wo hast du dieses gefunden? [op.cit.]

    See Schumann 1783: 69

  2. Huklossi ju wanni?
    O=krosi
    which=cloth
    yu
    2sg
    wani.
    want
    What kind of cloth would you like?
    German: Was vor Zeug willst du? [op.cit.]

    See Schumann 1783: 68

  3. Hoe zan joe za jari.
    O=san
    which=thing
    yu
    2sg
    sa
    fut
    tyari.
    carry
    What will you bring?
    Dutch: Wat zel je meê brengen? [op.cit.]

    See van Dyk ca. 1765: 34

  4. Sanni ju wanni?
    Sani
    thing/what
    yu
    2sg
    wani?
    want
    What do you want?
    German: Was willst du? [op.cit.]

    See Schumann 1783: 149

  5. Hoe zomma kalle mi.
    O=soma
    q=person
    kari
    call
    mi.
    1sg
    Who's calling me?
    Dutch: Wie roept myn. [op.cit.]

    See van Dyk ca. 1765: 23

  6. (hu)-soma; (hu)san(i); hu-ple(si)/pre/pe; hu-ten; (hu)-fa(si)
    (hu)=soma;
    (q)=person
    (hu)=san(i);
    (q)=thing
    hu=ple(si)/pre/pe;
    q=place
    hu=ten;
    q=time
    (hu)=fa(si)
    (q)=manner
    who; what; where; when; how (why)

    See Bruyn 1995a: 145

  7. Oe tem wie wil gaeu na Riba?
    O=ten
    q=time
    wi
    1pl
    wil
    want
    go
    go
    na
    loc
    Riba?
    river
    When do we want to go to the river?
    Dutch: Wanneer wille wy de Rivier op-varen?

    See Herlein 1718: 122

  8. Oe fasse nam vor joe Mastre?
    O=fa
    q=manner
    nen
    name
    fu
    for
    yu
    2sg
    Masra?
    master
    How is your master named?
    Dutch: Hoe heet jou Meester?

    See Herlein 1718: 122

  9. Hoe py a de go?
    O=pe
    q=place
    a
    3sg.sbj
    de
    ipfv
    go?
    go
    Where did he go?
    Dutch: Waar is hy dan. [op.cit.]

    See van Dyk ca. 1765: 70

  10. Mie no sabie fa a nem.
    Mi
    1sg
    no
    neg
    sabi
    know
    fa
    how
    a
    3sg.sbj
    nen.
    be.called
    I don't know how he's called.
    Dutch: Ik weet niet hoe hy heet. [op.cit.]

    See Weygandt 1798: 91