Datapoint Gullah/Expression of nominal plural meaning

Turner ([1949] 2002: 223) reports that there is “practically” no plural marking on nouns. Plural marking is found occasionally using -s, the regular plural marker in English. Items corresponding to irregular plurals in English such as chillen for 'children' (see also Example 39) are found throughout. Plural with dem as marker is very common in De Nyew Testament 2005 (see also Mufwene 1986b), however.

Values

Plural stem change Frequency: 33.3%

Example 13-41:
ʧaːl - ʧɪln̩
ʧaːl
child
-
 
ʧɪln̩
children
child - children
Confidence:
Certain

Plural word following the noun Frequency: 33.3%

Example 13-40:
E call togeda all de leada dem.
E
3sg.sbj
call
call
togeda
together
all
all
de
det
leada
leader
dem.
pl
He called together all the leaders. (Mt 2.4)

Source: De Nyew Testament 2005: 4

Confidence:
Certain

Plural suffix Frequency: 33.3%

Example 13-38:
pieces
piece-s
piece-pl
pieces

Source: Turner [1949] 2002: 266

Confidence:
Certain