Value Zero and gap

Language:
Early Sranan
Parameter:
Subject relative clauses
References
Bruyn 1995a: 213ff; Bruyn 1995b

Examples

  1. Den zomma wan zi da didde homan a moes kom hessi.
    Den
    det.pl
    soma
    person
    wani
    want
    si
    see
    da
    det.sg
    dede
    dead
    uma
    woman
    a
    3sg.sbj
    musu
    must
    kom
    come
    hesi.
    quick
    Those who want to see the dead woman, they (lit. he) must come quickly.
    Dutch: Die de Overleedenen nog zien wil die moet koomen. [op.cit.]

    See van Dyk ca. 1765: 110

  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