Value Definite article identical to a demonstrative

Language:
Early Sranan
Parameter:
Definite articles
References
Bruyn 1995a: 98ff; Bruyn 2007; Bruyn 2008; Bruyn 2009

Examples

  1. Da stoeloe sa hey toemoesie sontem foe joe, Diesja sa moro betree.
    Da
    det.sg
    sturu
    chair
    sa
    fut
    hei
    high
    tumusi
    too.much
    sonten
    perhaps
    fu
    for
    yu,
    2sg
    disi-dya
    this-here
    sa
    fut
    moro
    more
    betre.
    better
    That chair may be too high for you, this one here will be better.
    Dutch: Die stoel […]. Deeze […]. [op.cit.]

    See Weygandt 1798: 122

  2. [...] tra dirkture [... ] Takki mi hoe fa den dirkture de doe fo holli pranasie krien alle tem.
    [...]
    [...]
    tra
    other
    driktoro
    manager
    [...]
    [...]
    Taki
    tell
    mi
    1sg
    o
    q
    fa
    manner
    den
    det.pl
    driktoro
    manager
    de
    hab
    du
    do
    fu
    for
    hori
    hold
    pranasi
    plantation
    krin
    clean
    ala
    all
    ten.
    time
    [...] other managers [...] Tell me how those managers manage to keep their plantations clean all the time.
    Dutch: Ik zie hoe de andere Directeurs Leeven met het Plantagie-Werk en de Plantagies zyn altyd schoon en zy Werken niet half zoo veel als wy. [op.cit.]

    See van Dyk ca. 1765: 87

  3. Den drom no klare jetti oenno zabi takki no wan zomma ben pree lange da drom na negi moen tem.
    Den
    det.pl
    dron
    drum
    no
    neg
    klari
    ready
    ete
    yet
    unu
    2pl
    sabi
    know
    taki
    say
    no-wan
    no-one
    soma
    person
    ben
    pst
    prei
    play
    nanga
    with
    da
    det.sg
    dron
    drum
    na
    loc
    neigi
    nine
    mun
    moon
    ten.
    time
    The drums are not ready yet, you know that no one has played on the drum in nine months time.
    Dutch: De Trommel is nog niet klaar, daar is in de Tyd van neegen Maanden niet op Gespeeld, dat weet je wel. [op.cit.]

    See van Dyk ca. 1765: 108

  4. Mastra wan koffi pranasie a habi vyfi ten tien zomma na fili da gron no mosse morre biki liki wan hondert na vyfi ten tien akkers.
    Masra
    master
    wan
    indf.sg
    kofi
    coffee
    pranasi
    plantation
    a
    3sg.sbj
    abi
    have
    feifi
    five
    ten
    time
    tin
    ten
    soma
    person
    na
    loc
    firi
    field
    da
    det.sg
    gron
    ground
    no
    neg
    musu
    must
    moro
    more
    bigi
    big
    leki
    like
    wan
    one
    hondru
    hundred
    na
    at
    feifi
    five
    ten
    time
    tin
    ten
    akkers.
    acre
    Master, when a coffee plantation has fifty blacks in the field, the land should not be bigger than 150 acres.
    Dutch: Meester, een Koffie-Plantagie, die 50 Neegers in het Veld heeft, dan moet het Land niet grooter zyn als 150 Akkers. [op.cit.]

    See van Dyk ca. 1765: 87