Value Variable plural marking of human or inanimate nouns

Language:
Gurindji Kriol
Parameter:
Occurrence of nominal plural markers
References
Meakins 2007

Examples

  1. Wi garra gedim wumarawalija.
    Wi
    1pl.sbj
    garra
    pot
    ged-im
    get-tr
    wumara-walija.
    rock-pauc
    We’ll get some rocks.

    See ACLA database 2003-2006

  2. Yu putim nyawarrat kututij.
    Yu
    2sg
    put-im
    put-tr
    nyawa-rrat
    this-pauc
    kututij.
    stand.red
    You make this lot stand up.

    See ACLA database 2003-2006

  3. Nyanawu kirri dei bin bringim im bihain wayi.
    Nyanawu
    remember
    kirri
    woman
    dei
    3pl.sbj
    bin
    pst
    bring-im
    bring-tr
    im
    3sg.obj
    bihain
    behind
    wayi.
    tag
    You remember those women, they used to bring it at the back, didn't they.

    See Meakins 2007: 407

  4. Dem manyanyi na ai laikim yapayapa.
    Dem
    those
    manyanyi
    plant.species
    na
    foc
    ai
    1sg.sbj
    laik-im
    like-tr
    yapayapa.
    young
    I like the young manyanyi leaves.

    See ACLA database 2003-2006