Datapoint Sranan/Marking of pronominal possessors

Values

Preceding word Frequency: 58.3%

Example 2-79:
A uma siki moro en sisa.
A
det
uma
woman
siki
sick
moro
more
en
3sg.poss
sisa.
sister
The woman’s more ill than her sister.

Source: Winford 1997: 267

Example 2-80:
Mi futu no de so bigi.
Mi
my
futu
foot
no
neg
de
cop
so
so
bigi.
big
My feet are not so big.

Source: Winford 1997: 275

Example 2-81:
O bigi yu futu de?
O
how
bigi
big
yu
your
futu
foot
de?
cop
How big is your foot?

Source: Winford 1997

Confidence:
Very certain

Adpositional phrase following the possessum Frequency: 41.7%

Example 2-82:
Dan a no man nanga a ouderwets sani fu en.
Dan
then
a
3sg
no
neg
man
can
nanga
with
a
det
ouderwets
old.fashioned
sani
thing
fu
of
en.
her
Then he can’t put up with her old-fashioned ways.

Source: Winford 2000b: 78

Example 2-83:
Den tu pikin fu mi lobi fu nyan bami.
Den
the.pl
tu
two
pikin
child
fu
of
mi
me
lobi
love
fu
for
nyan
eat
bami.
bami
My two children love to eat bami.

Source: Wilner 1992: 19

Example 2-84:
den srafu fu den
den
the.pl
srafu
slave
fu
of
den
them
their slaves

Source: Nickel & Wilner 1984: 37

Confidence:
Certain