Datapoint Early Sranan/Functions of reduplication

Values

Word-class-changing function

Example 1-73:
Dasanni habi horro-horro.
Da-sani
det.sg-thing
habi
have
oro~oro.
hole.red
It has holes all over.
German: Das ist ganz durchlöchert. [op.cit.]

Source: Schumann 1783: 67

Example 1-77:
Da wan sakkasakkasanni.
Da
it.be
wan
indf.sg
saka~saka-sani.
adj~remain-thing
That's a weightless thing.
German: Das ist was leichtes [...]. [op.cit.]

Source: Schumann 1783: 148

Example 1-78:
Zibi Zibi
sibisibi
sweep.red
broom
Dutch: beuzem [op.cit.]

Source: van Dyk ca. 1765: 14

Example 1-80:
Trueh da sandi na hipihipi.
Trowe
throw
da
det.sg
sandi
sand
na
loc
hipi~hipi.
heap.red
Throw up the sand in (separate) heaps.
German: [Werfe den Sand] in einzelnen Haufen, haufenweise. [op.cit.]

Source: Schumann 1783: 66

Example 1-79:
Wan hessi hessi lobbi no bun, a no holi langa.
Wan
indf.sg
hesi~hesi
quick.red
lobi
love
no
neg
bun,
be.good
a
3sg.sbj
no
neg
hori
hold
langa.
long
Fast love is no good, it will not last long.
German: Schnelle Liebe taugt nicht, u[nd] hält nicht Stich. [op.cit.]

Source: Schumann 1783: 66

Confidence:
Very certain