Datapoint Early Sranan/Intensifiers and reflexive pronouns

"Personal pronoun" + srefi can be used as a reflexive pronoun or as an intensifier. In some cases, it is unclear whether it should be seen as a reflexive pronoun or as an intensifier.

Values

Intensifiers and reflexives are identical

Example 1-215:
Wi no lobbi va tori wi srefi.
Wi
1pl
no
neg
lobi
love
fu
to
tori
betray
wi
1pl
srefi.
self
We don't like to betray ourselves.
German: Wir klagen uns nicht gern selbst an. [op.cit.]

Source: Schumann 1783: 202

Example 1-223:
Ju srefi no musse lukku.
Yu
2sg
srefi
self
no
neg
musu
must
luku.
look
You yourself mustn't look.
German: Du selber must nicht zusehen. [op.cit.]

Source: Schumann 1783: 166

Example 1-221:
Datie joe kan memree na joe srevie.
Dati
det
yu
2sg
kan
can
memre
think
na
at
yu
2sg
srefi.
self
You (yourself) can understand.
Dutch: Dat kunt gy wel begrypen. [op.cit.]

Source: Weygandt 1798: 139

Example 1-222:
Dem sa moessoe hollie dem serefie allekie dem frieman diesie wie mekie na wie miendrie.
Den
3pl
sa
fut
musu
must
hori
hold
den
3pl
srefi
self
aleki
like
den
det.pl
friman
freeman
disi
rel
wi
1pl
meki
make
na
loc
wi
1pl
mindri.
midst
They will have to behave themselves like the freemen in our midst whom we set free.

Source: SPT 1762: art.11

Confidence:
unspecified