Value Indefinite article identical to numeral ‘one’

Language:
Early Sranan
Parameter:
Indefinite articles
References
Bruyn 1995a: 53ff; Bruyn 2007; Bruyn 2008; Bruyn 2009

Examples

  1. na abrasei va mi hosso [od.] na mi hosso abra
    na
    loc
    abrasei
    over.side
    fu
    of
    mi
    1sg
    oso
    house
    [oder]
    [or.GERMAN]
    na
    loc
    mi
    1sg
    oso
    house
    abra
    over
    across from my house
    German: gegen meinem Hause über [op.cit.]

    See Schumann 1783: 3

  2. Kaba a si wan figaboom varreweh na seipasi, nanga wirriwirri.
    Kaba
    and
    a
    3sg.sbj
    si
    see
    wan
    indf.sg
    figabon
    fig.tree
    farawe
    far.away
    na
    loc
    seipasi,
    side.road
    nanga
    with
    wiwiri.
    leaf
    And he saw a fig tree further down at the roadside, with leaves.

    See Schumann 1781: 216

  3. Da wan bon zomma.
    Da
    it.be
    wan
    indf.sg
    bun
    good
    soma.
    person
    He(/she/it) is a good person.
    Dutch: Hy is een goed Man. [op.cit.]

    See van Dyk ca. 1765: 31