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Pronunciation and Spelling
The Main Characteristics of Sranan
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adjective adverb back to Engl borrowing broko common creolized dialectal diphthongs Dobson doksi dribi Dutch e.g. a boy e.g. wan e.g. yu Eberstark Engl English equivalent final clusters Focke frafra front vowel furu go back Gullah Haitian Creole homophones i.e. the boy instance interpreted Jamaican Creole kisi Kwa languages lengthening lexical Lichtveld linguistic loanwords lobi Mande languages meaning medial modelled on Engl nasal consonant noun occasionally occurs operate side palatalized Papiamentu phonemic phrase Port Portuguese poti preceding vowel present-day Sranan preserved pron pronounced pronunciation redupl reduplicated form rendered rule sani Saramaccan Saramakkaneger in Surinam Schuchardt semantic short side by side simplified soso speech spelling spelt Sprache der Saramakkaneger Sranan words stands stress Sudansprachen suffix suma swampu syllable synonyms unstressed usage velar nasal waka wani West African languages Westermann and Bryan words Bi-syllabic words Words with initial worth comparing wroko Yoruba