Value Complementizer identical to bare ‘say’

Language:
Early Sranan
Parameter:
Complementizer with verbs of knowing
References
van den Berg 2007: 326ff; Plag 1995; Plag 1993

Examples

  1. Den drom no klare jetti oenno zabi takki no wan zomma ben pree lange da drom na negi moen tem.
    Den
    det.pl
    dron
    drum
    no
    neg
    klari
    ready
    ete
    yet
    unu
    2pl
    sabi
    know
    taki
    say
    no-wan
    no-one
    soma
    person
    ben
    pst
    prei
    play
    nanga
    with
    da
    det.sg
    dron
    drum
    na
    loc
    neigi
    nine
    mun
    moon
    ten.
    time
    The drums are not ready yet, you know that no one has played on the drum in nine months time.
    Dutch: De Trommel is nog niet klaar, daar is in de Tyd van neegen Maanden niet op Gespeeld, dat weet je wel. [op.cit.]

    See van Dyk ca. 1765: 108