Datapoint Early Sranan/Position of indefinite article in the noun phrase

Note that the indefinite article wan is not always present.

Values

Indefinite article is preposed

Example 1-35:
wan nuwenti; wan passi
wan
art.indf.sg
nyunwenke;
maiden
wan
art.indf.sg
pasi
road
a maiden; a road
Dutch: een Vryster; een Straat [op.cit.]

Source: van Dyk ca. 1765: 9;10

Example 1-28:
Wan uman ben de dapeh, dissi habi wan jeje vo siki sinsi tin na aiti jari.
Wan
art.indf.sg
uma
woman
ben
pst
de
cop
dape,
there
disi
rel
habi
have
wan
art.indf.sg
yeye
spirit
fu
of
siki
illness
sensi
since
tin
ten
na
at
aiti
eight
yari.
year
There was a woman there, who had a spirit of infirmity for eighteen years.

Source: Schumann 1781: 176

Confidence:
Very certain