Datapoint Sranan/Instrumental expressions

Most of these ‘take’ verb chains seem to be cases of coordination, involving two events.

Values

Adposition Frequency: 70.0%

Example 2-166:
So wan leisi a naki mi nanga wan batra.
So
so
wan
one
leisi
time
a
3sg
naki
hit
mi
1sg
nanga
with
wan
a
batra.
bottle
So one time she hit me with a bottle.
Example 2-167:
Yu kan tapu en nanga wan planga.
Yu
2sg
kan
can
tapu
close
en
3sg
nanga
with
wan
a
planga.
plank
You can close it with a plank.
Example 2-168:
Dus dan so unu ben kon a foto nanga a bigi boto.
Dus
thus
dan
then
so
so
unu
1pl
ben
pst
kon
come
a
loc
foto
town
nanga
with
a
det
bigi
big
boto.
boat
So that’s how we came to Paramaribo on the big ship.
Confidence:
Very certain

Serial verb Frequency: 30.0%

Example 2-169:
Kofi teki a nefi koti a brede.
Kofi
Kofi
teki
take
a
det
nefi
knife
koti
cut
a
det
brede.
bread
Kofi cut the bread with a knife.

Source: Winford & Migge 2008: 710

Example 2-170:
Boi, teki a tin sensi dya go bai tabaka gi mi.
Boi,
boy
teki
take
a
det
tin
ten
sensi
cent
dya
here
go
go
bai
buy
tabaka
tobacco
gi
for
mi.
me
Boy, take this dime and go and get me some tobacco.
Example 2-171:
Kande a taigi yu meki yu furu a heri bari nanga watra, dan yu abi fu go teki watra drape a mofo gotro, lai a bari.
Kande
maybe
a
3sg
taigi
tell
yu
2sg
meki
make
yu
2sg
furu
fill
a
the
heri
whole
bari
barrel
nanga
with
watra,
water
dan
then
yu
2sg
abi
have
fu
to
go
go
teki
take
watra
water
drape
there
a
loc
mofo
front
gotro,
drainage.ditch
lai
fill.up
a
the
bari.
barrel
Maybe she will tell you to fill the whole barrel with water, then you have to go take water from in front of the ditch and fill the barrel.
Confidence:
Intermediate