Value Plural word preceding the noun

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. Kaba dem fotto Ningre no jeri hem kwetikweti, na dem oure English plantasi dem habi hem.
    Kaba
    and
    den
    det.pl
    foto
    fort
    Nengre
    black
    no
    neg
    yere
    hear
    en
    3sg
    kwetikweti,
    really
    na
    loc
    den
    det.pl
    owru
    old
    Ingris
    English
    pranasi
    plantation
    den
    3pl
    habi
    have
    en.
    3sg
    And the town blacks don't really know it, (but) on the old English plantations they say it.

    See Schumann 1783: 21

  2. Dem sa moessoe callie neem foe alla den hedieman foe dem condre.
    Den
    3pl
    sa
    fut
    musu
    must
    kali
    call
    nen
    name
    fu
    of
    ala
    all
    den
    det.pl
    hedeman
    head
    fu
    of
    den
    3pl/det.pl
    kondre.
    village
    They will have to mention the names of all the captains of the/their villages.

    See SPT 1762: 180