Value Definite article is preposed

Language:
Early Sranan
Parameter:
Position of definite article in the noun phrase
References
Bruyn 1995a; Bruyn 2007

Examples

  1. Dem tu brara no lukku dem tatta.
    Den
    det.pl
    tu
    two
    brara
    brother
    no
    neg
    luku
    look.after
    den
    3pl
    tata.
    father
    The/those two brothers don't take care of their father.
    German: Die 2 Gebrüder bekümmern sich nicht um ihren Vater. [op.cit.]

    See Schumann 1783: 29

  2. Fulu da tobbo nanga watra teh na muffe.
    Furu
    fill
    da
    det.sg
    tobo
    tub
    nanga
    with
    watra
    water
    te
    until
    na
    loc
    mofo.
    mouth
    Fill the tub with water up to the rim.
    German: Fülle das Fass mit Wasser bis oben an, gestrichen voll. [op.cit.]

    See Schumann 1783: 46