Value Word-class-changing function

Language:
Early Sranan
Parameter:
Functions of reduplication
References
van den Berg 2007: 175ff; Adamson & Smith 2003; Bruyn 1995a: 93; Bruyn 1989

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. Da wan sakkasakkasanni.
    Da
    it.be
    wan
    indf.sg
    saka~saka-sani.
    adj~remain-thing
    That's a weightless thing.
    German: Das ist was leichtes [...]. [op.cit.]

    See Schumann 1783: 148

  3. Zibi Zibi
    sibisibi
    sweep.red
    broom
    Dutch: beuzem [op.cit.]

    See van Dyk ca. 1765: 14

  4. Wan hessi hessi lobbi no bun, a no holi langa.
    Wan
    indf.sg
    hesi~hesi
    quick.red
    lobi
    love
    no
    neg
    bun,
    be.good
    a
    3sg.sbj
    no
    neg
    hori
    hold
    langa.
    long
    Fast love is no good, it will not last long.
    German: Schnelle Liebe taugt nicht, u[nd] hält nicht Stich. [op.cit.]

    See Schumann 1783: 66

  5. Trueh da sandi na hipihipi.
    Trowe
    throw
    da
    det.sg
    sandi
    sand
    na
    loc
    hipi~hipi.
    heap.red
    Throw up the sand in (separate) heaps.
    German: [Werfe den Sand] in einzelnen Haufen, haufenweise. [op.cit.]

    See Schumann 1783: 66