23 Expression of nominal plural meaning

This feature is described more fully in chapter 23.


This feature (based on WALS feature 33, by Matthew S. Dryer) considers the way in which the plural is marked if a language has overt plural marking: by a prefix, a suffix, a stem change, a tone or stress change, reduplication, or a plural word, which may precede or follow the noun (or noun phrase). The first value means that the language has no nominal plural marking


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Plural is not expressed overtly707
Plural prefix415
Plural suffix82432
Plural stem change01212
Plural tone or stress change011
Plural reduplication41418
Plural word preceding the noun161127
Plural word following the noun41721

Language Value Lexifier Details Source
Id Primary text Analyzed text Gloss Translation Type Language Audio Details