Value Variable plural marking of human nouns

Language:
Chinese Pidgin English
Parameter:
Occurrence of nominal plural markers
References
Tong 1862: VI.81; Tong 1862: VI.55; Beechey 1831: 150

Examples

  1. Ship got womans?
    Ship
    ship
    got
    got
    womans?
    woman.pl
    Are there women on the ship?

    See Beechey 1831: 150

  2. 㕭趨炉地倫合椏鏬咩(竹+厘)
    You children hap alla marry?
    You
    2sg.poss
    children
    children
    hap
    pfv
    alla
    all
    marry?
    marry
    May I ask whether all your children have been married?

    See Tong 1862: VI.81

  3. 希麽必打忒其都卑時沽厘郎希
    He more better takee two piecee coolie long he.
    He
    3sg
    more
    more
    better
    better
    takee
    take
    two
    two
    piecee
    clf
    coolie
    coolie
    long
    com
    he.
    3sg
    He better take two coolies with him.

    See Tong 1862: VI.55