Datapoint Early Sranan/Reciprocal constructions

Reciprocal constructions involving reflexive-like srefi 'self' are attested in Weygandt (1798) only.

Values

Identical and special reciprocal construction

Example 1-224:
Mikki wi takki makanderen.
Meki
make
wi
1pl
taki
talk
makandra.
together
Let us talk with each other.
Dutch: Laat ons met elkanderen spreeken. [op.cit.]

Source: van Dyk ca. 1765: 22

Example 1-225:
Liebi boen, tee wie sie wiesrefi baka.
Libi
live
bun,
good
te
until
wi
1pl
si
see
wisrefi
1pl.self
baka.
again
Stay well, until we see each other again.
Dutch: Leef wel tot wederziens. [op.cit.]

Source: Weygandt 1798: 144

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:
Certain