Datapoint Early Sranan/Indefinite articles

The indefinite singular article is wan, which is also the numeral 'one'. The article is more frequent than a numeral would be but less so than e.g. a in English.

Values

Indefinite article identical to numeral ‘one’

Example 1-84:
Kaba a si wan figaboom varreweh na seipasi, nanga wirriwirri.
Kaba
and
a
3sg.sbj
si
see
wan
indf.sg
figabon
fig.tree
farawe
far.away
na
loc
seipasi,
side.road
nanga
with
wiwiri.
leaf
And he saw a fig tree further down at the roadside, with leaves.

Source: Schumann 1781: 216

Example 1-85:
Da wan bon zomma.
Da
it.be
wan
indf.sg
bun
good
soma.
person
He(/she/it) is a good person.
Dutch: Hy is een goed Man. [op.cit.]

Source: van Dyk ca. 1765: 31

Example 1-12:
na abrasei va mi hosso [od.] na mi hosso abra
na
loc
abrasei
over.side
fu
of
mi
1sg
oso
house
[oder]
[or.GERMAN]
na
loc
mi
1sg
oso
house
abra
over
across from my house
German: gegen meinem Hause über [op.cit.]

Source: Schumann 1783: 3

Confidence:
Very certain