Datapoint Early Sranan/Instrument relative clauses

Pied-piping with relative clauses is attested in the Schumann sources only. In the other sources relativized prepositional phrases do not occur.
A pronominal status is also suggested by the occurrence of disi in relativized possessive constructions such as Wan pikien disi Mama lange tatá lassi. 'A child whose mother and father are dead' (van Dyk c1765: 11).

Values

Relative pronoun with pied-piping

Example 1-233:
Dem no sa lussu hem na Sabba vo da tetei, nanga dissi Satan ben tai hem tin na aiti jari?
Den
3pl
no
neg
sa
fut
lusu
set.free
en
3sg
na
at
Sabat
Sabbath
fu
from
da
det.sg
t'tei,
rope
nanga
with
disi
rel
Satan
Satan
ben
pst
tai
tie
en
3sg
tin
ten
na
at
aiti
eight
yari?
year
Shouldn't she be set free at the Sabbath from the rope with which Satan has been tying her up for eighteen years?

Source: Schumann 1781: 177

Example 1-232:
Da somma, na dissi dem ougri jeje ben kommotto, begi hem, va [...].
Da
det.sg
soma,
person
na
loc
disi
rel
den
det.pl
ogri
evil
yeye
spirit
ben
pst
komoto,
come.out
begi
ask
en,
3sg
fu
for
[...].
[...]
The man from whom the evil spirits had retreated asked him to [...].

Source: Schumann 1781: 78

Confidence:
unspecified