Example 43-30

Ile ola tudu lay sorti di fula, di fruta fruta, di albër albër kung raisu [...].
Ile
he
ola
see
tudu
all
lay
kind
sorti
sort
di
of
fula,
flower
di
of
fruta
fruit
fruta,
fruit
di
of
albër
tree
albër
tree
kung
with
raisu
root
[...].
[...]
He saw all kinds of flowers, of fruit, of trees with roots [...].
Comment:
This is an example of inanimate nouns which also shows the non-obligatoriness of the marking of the plural: fula 'flower' and raisu 'root' are not reduplicated, whereas fruta 'fruit' and albër 'tree' are reduplicated in order to indicate plurality.
Type:
pedagogical grammar
Source:
Maurer 2011: 23