Value Demonstrative identical to definite article

Language:
Early Sranan
Parameter:
Co-occurrence of demonstrative and definite article
References
Bruyn 1995a: 111ff; Bruyn 1998; Bruyn 2007: 357-360

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