Datapoint Early Sranan/Comparative standard marking

The syntax and semantics of moro in comparative constructions is complicated. Depending on the context it behaves as a verb or as a degree word.

Values

Locational marking Frequency: 33.3%

Example 1-107:
A grandi va mi.
A
3sg.sbj
grandi
old
fu
for
mi.
1sg
He is older than me.
German: Er ist älter als ich. [op.cit.]

Source: Schumann 1783: 53

Confidence:
Very certain

Particle marking Frequency: 33.3%

Example 1-110:
Ju de morro langa leki mi.
Yu
2sg
de
asp/cop
moro
more
langa
long
leki
like
mi.
1sg
You are taller than me.
German: Du bist länger, grösser als ich. [op.cit.]

Source: Schumann 1783: 98

Confidence:
Very certain

Secondary surpass marking Frequency: 33.3%

Example 1-108:
A biggi morro mi.
A
3sg.sbj
bigi
big
moro
exceed
mi.
1sg
He is fatter than me.
German: Er ist dicker als ich. [op.cit.]

Source: Schumann 1783: 17

Example 1-106:
Ju langa morro mi. / Ju langa morro na mi. / Ju de morro langa leki mi.
Yu
2sg
langa
long
moro
exceed
mi.
1sg
/
 
Yu
2sg
langa
long
moro
exceed
na
than
mi.
1sg
/
 
Yu
2sg
de
asp/cop
moro
more
langa
long
leki
like
mi.
1sg
You are taller than me.
German: Du bist länger, grösser als ich. [op.cit.]

Source: Schumann 1783: 98

Example 1-109:
Ju langa morro na mi.
Yu
2sg
langa
long
moro
exceed
na
loc
mi.
1sg
You are taller than me.
German: Du bist länger, grösser als ich. [op.cit.]

Source: Schumann 1783: 98

Confidence:
Very certain