Datapoint Sranan/Uses of the habitual marker

Values

Habitual, progressive, and current state

Example 2-9:
soso dungru katun krosi
soso
only
dungru
dark
katun
cotton
krosi
clothes
only dark cotton clothes

Source: Nickel & Wilner 1984: 34

Example 2-109:
Den e afrontu den tongo, tog.
Den
they
e
ipfv
afrontu
turn.against
den
their
tongo,
language
tog.
tag
They turn their backs on their language, right.

Source: Winford 2000a: 424

Example 2-110:
Den no e wani taki Sranan Tongo moro.
Den
they
no
neg
e
ipfv
wani
want
taki
talk
Sranan
Suriname
Tongo
tongue
moro.
more
They don't want to speak Sranan Tongo anymore.

Source: Winford 2000a: 425

Example 2-112:
Den ben lafu unu taki unu no ben gwenti si trein.
Den
they
ben
pst
lafu
laugh
unu
us
taki
say
unu
we
no
neg
ben
pst
gwenti
accustomed
si
see
trein.
train
They laughed at us saying that we weren’t used to seeing trains.
Example 2-116:
A pikin e krin en kamra.
A
the.sg
pikin
child
e
ipfv
krin
clean
en
3sg
kamra.
room
The child is cleaning her room.
Example 2-117:
A man wani taki den kaw musu go pupe.
A
the
man
man
wani
want
taki
that
den
the.pl
kaw
cow
musu
must
go
go
pupe.
relieve.themselves
The man wanted the cows to relieve themselves.
Example 2-118:
Efu yu no wroko, dan you no o nyan, tog.
Efu
if
yu
you
no
neg
wroko,
work
dan
then
you
you
no
neg
o
fut
nyan,
eat
tog.
tag
If you don’t work, then you won’t eat, right?

Source: Winford 2000a: 412

Example 2-119:
Ma yu no musu du den sani dati.
Ma
but
yu
2sg
no
neg
musu
must
du
do
den
the.pl
sani
thing
dati.
dem
But you mustn’t do those things.

Source: Winford 2000b: 71

Confidence:
unspecified