Value Only iconic functions

Language:
Berbice Dutch
Parameter:
Functions of reduplication
References
Kouwenberg 1991; Kouwenberg 1994a: 240-246; Kouwenberg 2003b

Examples

  1. di wotap draitɛ sa kalkali fi ɛkɛ
    di
    the
    woto-apu
    word-pl
    drai-tɛ
    turn-pfv
    so
    so
    kali~kali
    small~small
    fi
    for
    ɛkɛ
    1sg
    The words become so tiny for me. (referring to failing eyesight)

    See Kouwenberg 2003b: 260

  2. ʃi kɛnap masi korkoritɛ wɛrɛ
    ʃi
    3sg.poss
    kɛnɛ-apu
    person-pl
    masi
    must
    kori~kori-tɛ
    work~work-pfv
    wɛrɛ
    again
    Her people must have worked and worked again (until they had earned enough money).

    See Kouwenberg 1991: 84

  3. en tantanja bat djas ju latɛ, in fal di mingjaŋ
    eni
    3pl
    tan~tan-a
    stand~stand-ipfv
    bat
    but
    djas
    just
    ju
    2sg
    la-tɛ,
    reach-pfv
    eni
    3pl
    falu
    fall
    di
    the
    mingi-anga
    water-loc
    They are just standing there, but as soon as you get there, they fall into the water.

    See Kouwenberg 1991: 85