Value Complementizer identical to bare ‘say’

Language:
Early Sranan
Parameter:
Complementizer with verbs of speaking
References
van den Berg 2007: 316ff; Plag 1995; Plag 1993

Examples

  1. Onnoe sa moessoe swerrie toe takie dem pikin dissie onnoe pottie na wie han, dem na reijtie piekien foe heddeman.
    Unu
    2pl
    sa
    fut
    musu
    must
    sweri
    swear
    tu
    also
    taki
    that
    den
    det.pl
    piki
    child
    disi
    rel
    unu
    2pl
    poti
    put
    na
    loc
    wi
    1pl
    anu,
    hand
    den
    3pl
    da
    be
    reti
    right
    pikin
    child
    fu
    of
    hedeman.
    captain
    You should also swear that the children you will hand over to us are really the children of captains.

    See SPT 1762: art.13