Datapoint Berbice Dutch/Nominal and verbal conjunction

For the conjunction of sentences or sentenced parts, an 'and' is used. For conjunction of nominals, mɛtɛ 'with' is used.

Values

Differentiation

Example 28-30:
ju mwa bof ʃi an ju ma kom wanɛ? fridak?
ju
2sg
mu-a
go-ipfv
bofu
top
ʃi
side
an
and
ju
2sg
ma
irr
kumu
come
wanɛrɛ?
when
fridaka?
Friday
You are going upriver and you are coming back when? Friday?

Source: Kouwenberg 1994a: 44

Example 28-105:
o bi daten dekto an pit di man jɛrma
o
3sg
bi
say
dati
that
eni
3pl
deki-tɛ
take-pfv
o
3sg
an
and
pi-tɛ
give-pfv
di
the
man
man
jɛrma
woman
It is said that they abducted him and gave the man a woman.

Source: Kouwenberg 2007b: 35

Example 28-41:
ɛk mɛtɛk tokap
ɛkɛ
1sg
mɛtɛ
with
ɛkɛ
1sg
toko-apu
child-pl
me and my children

Source: Kouwenberg 1994a: 164

Example 28-61:
bakofu mɛtɛ kukrit, ju kan jefi eni ka
bakofu
banana
mɛtɛ
with
kukriti
maripa.nut
ju
2sg
kan
can
jefi
eat
eni
3pl
ka
neg
Bananas and maripa palmnuts, you cannot eat them (under certain circumstances).

Source: Kouwenberg 2007a: 444

Confidence:
Very certain