Datapoint Sranan/Functions of reduplication

Values

Attenuating and word-class-changing function

Example 2-58:
Norfu e férfi férfi.
Norfu
Norval
e
asp
férfi~férfi.
paint~dim
Norval is painting a bit.

Source: Adamson & Smith 2003: 89

Example 2-59:
a oso de férfi férfi
a
art
oso
house
de
cop
férfi~férfi
paint~STATE
The house is (in a) painted (state).

Source: Smith 2003: 90

Example 2-60:
a oso férfi ferfi
a
art
oso
house
férfi~ferfi
paint~iter
The house was/has been painted several times.

Source: Adamson & Smith 2003: 90

Confidence:
Very certain