Datapoint Lingala/Nominal plural marker and third-person-plural pronoun

There are four bound nominal plural markers, depending on noun class: ba-, mi-, ma-, bi-.

Values

No nominal plural word

Example 60-37:
bangó
bangó
3pl.anim
they/them

Source: Recordings of naturalistic discourse

Example 60-38:
moto, bato; motúna, mitúna; litáma, matáma; elóko, bilóko
mo-to,
sg-person
ba-to;
pl-person
mo-túna,
sg-question
mi-túna;
pl-question
li-táma,
sg-cheek
ma-táma;
pl-cheek
e-lóko,
sg-thing
bi-lóko
pl-thing
person, persons; question, questions; cheek, cheeks; thing, things

Source: Recordings of naturalistic discourse

Confidence:
Very certain