Value Plural reduplication

Language:
Early Sranan
Parameter:
Expression of nominal plural meaning
References
Bruyn 1995a: 93ff; Bruyn 2007; Bruyn 1989: 61-62; van den Berg 2007: 177

Examples

  1. Dasanni habi horro-horro.
    Da-sani
    det.sg-thing
    habi
    have
    oro~oro.
    hole.red
    It has holes all over.
    German: Das ist ganz durchlöchert. [op.cit.]

    See Schumann 1783: 67

  2. Dan mie dé soetoe na seysei, Boesieduyvie, Leguana ofoe Kauwrie na boon.
    Dan
    then
    mi
    1sg
    de
    asp
    sutu
    shoot
    na
    loc
    seisei,
    side.red
    Busidoifi,
    bushpidgeon
    Legwana
    iguana
    ofu
    or
    Kawri
    bird
    na
    loc
    bon.
    tree
    Then I shoot bushpidgeons, iguanas, or jackdaws out of the trees on the sides (of the forest).
    Dutch: Dan zo schoot ik aan de kanten wilde Duiven, Leguaanen of Kauwriers van de boomen. [op.cit.]

    See Weygandt 1798: 139