Value Variable plural marking of human or inanimate nouns

Language:
Berbice Dutch
Parameter:
Occurrence of nominal plural markers
References
Kouwenberg 1994a: 238-240; Kouwenberg 2007b: 44; Kouwenberg 2007a

Examples

  1. namblu alma das jɛnda danga
    namblu
    horse
    alma
    all
    das
    hab
    jɛn-da
    be-there
    danga
    there
    Even horses are there.

    See Kouwenberg 2007a: 441

  2. jɛrma doko gaugau
    jɛrma
    woman
    doko
    paddle
    gau-gau
    quick-quick
    Women paddle with short, quick strokes.

    See Kouwenberg 2007a: 445

  3. eni bi eni das mini namapu kɛkɛ hatibeʃapu
    eni
    3pl
    bi
    say
    eni
    3pl
    das
    hab
    mini
    swallow
    nama-apu
    meat-pl
    kɛkɛ
    like
    hatibeʃi-apu
    bush.deer-pl
    They say they swallow animals, such as bush deer.

    See Kouwenberg 2007a: 445

  4. langi titi kɛnapu wa sɛtɛ kɛkɛ dalki titi kɛnapu ka
    langi
    long
    titi
    time
    kɛnɛ-apu
    person-pl
    wa
    pst
    sɛtɛ
    stay
    kɛkɛ
    like
    dalki
    now
    titi
    time
    kɛnɛ-apu
    person-pl
    ka
    neg
    People of long ago didn't live like people of nowadays.

    See Kouwenberg 2007a: 445

  5. o habo twɛ jɛrmatoko
    o
    3sg
    habu
    have
    twɛ
    two
    jɛrma-toko
    woman-child
    She has two daughters.

    See Kouwenberg 1994a: 239