Example 28-49

ɛkɛ timi mɛtɛ di hogo skunapu ababaka
ɛkɛ
1sg
timi
be.able
mɛtɛ
with
di
the
hogo
high
skun-apu
shoe-pl
ababa
anymore
ka
neg
I cannot cope with high-heeled shoes anymore.
Comment:
The suffix -apu is used to mark plural on count nouns regardless of the semantic properties of the base. In other words, it is not sensitive to features such as human or animate. As seen in Feature 22 "Occurrence of nominal plural markers", it can also be used with nouns which have generic reference.
Type:
naturalistic spoken
Source:
Kouwenberg 2007a: 445