Datapoint Sranan/Object relative clauses

Values

Relative particle and gap Frequency: 40.9%

Example 2-242:
Mi e wani go libi nanga a man di mi o sori yu.
Mi
1sg
e
ipfv
wani
want
go
go
libi
live
nanga
with
a
det
man
man
di
rel
mi
1sg
o
fut
sori
show
yu.
2sg
I want to go and live with the person that I’ll show you.

Source: Winford 2008: 41

Example 2-243:
Wan bigi man ben dape di den e kari papa Mani.
Wan
a
bigi
big
man
man
ben
pst
dape
there
di
rel
den
they
e
ipfv
kari
call
papa
father
Mani.
Mani
An elderly man worked there whom they called papa Mani.
Example 2-244:
Yu abi furu Sumter di mi no sabi.
Yu
2sg
abi
have
furu
many
Sumter
Sumter
di
that
mi
1sg
no
neg
sabi.
know
There are many people by the name of Sumter that I don’t know.
Confidence:
Very certain

Relative pronoun Frequency: 40.9%

Example 2-22:
a tori disi san mi e go taki
a
det
tori
story
disi
dem
san
rel
mi
1sg
e
ipfv
go
go
taki
talk
the story that I’m going to tell

Source: Nickel & Wilner 1984: 24

Example 2-241:
Dus dan a man kon ferstan taki na frow san a wasi.
Dus dan a man kon ferstan taki na frow san a wasi.
thus then the man come understand comp be the woman that he wash
So then the man understood that it was the woman whom he had washed.

Zero and gap Frequency: 13.6%

Example 2-245:
Mi srefi dya abi famiri mi no sabi.
Mi
1sg
srefi
self
dya
here
abi
have
famiri
relative
mi
1sg
no
neg
sabi.
know
I myself have relatives that I don’t know.
Confidence:
Intermediate

Zero and resumptive pronoun Frequency: 4.5%

Example 2-246:
Yu sabi wan boi ben de na skowtu den e kari en Oscar?
Yu
2sg
sabi
know
wan
a
boi
boy
ben
ant
de
cop
na
loc
skowtu
police
den
they
e
cont
kari
call
en
3sg
Oscar?
Oscar
Do you know a guy named Oscar who was a police officer?
Confidence:
Intermediate