Value Obligatory pronoun words

Language:
Early Sranan
Parameter:
Expression of pronominal subjects
References
Bruyn 1995a: 94ff; van den Berg 2007: 38-45

Examples

  1. Mi sabi bun, une de pikin va Abraham.
    Mi
    1sg
    sabi
    know
    bun,
    well
    unu
    2pl
    de
    cop
    pikin
    child
    fu
    of
    Abraham.
    Abraham
    I know well that you are children of Abraham.

    See Schumann 1781: 138

  2. Wan libisomma membre, takki, hem kann helpi hem srefi, a kori hem srefi.
    Wan
    indf.sg
    libisma
    living.person
    memre,
    think
    taki,
    say/that
    en
    3sg
    kan
    can
    hèlpi
    help
    en
    3sg
    srefi,
    self
    a
    3sg.sbj
    kori
    fool
    en
    3sg
    srefi.
    self
    Anybody who thinks that he can help himself, (he) is fooling himself.

    See Schumann 1783: 65

  3. Em da wan boen kompee foe mie.
    En
    3sg
    da
    cop
    wan
    indf.sg
    bun
    good
    kompe
    friend
    fu
    of
    mi.
    1sg
    He is a good friend of mine.
    Dutch: Hy is een goede kennisse van my [op.cit.]

    See Weygandt 1798: 87

  4. A takki, hem no komm.
    A
    3sg.sbj
    taki,
    say
    en
    3sg
    no
    neg
    kon.
    come
    He says that he (himself) will not come.
    Latin: Dicit, se non venturum. German: Er sagt (von sich selbst ), dass er nicht kommt. [op.cit.]

    See Schumann 1783: 65

  5. A takki, a no komm jette.
    A
    3sg.sbj
    taki
    say
    a
    3sg.sbj
    no
    neg
    kon
    come
    ete.
    yet
    He says that he (someone else) hasn't come yet.
    Latin: Dicit, eum nondum venisse. German: Er sagt, dass er (ein anderer) noch nicht gekommen ist. [op.cit.]

    See Schumann 1783: 65

  6. 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