Datapoint Diu Indo-Portuguese (older lect)/Expression of nominal plural meaning

Pluralization through nominal reduplication is mostly found on a 19th century corpus of Diu Indo-Portuguese (Schuchardt 1883). The present-day corpus contains very few such examples, confined to the speech of one of the oldest members of the community and a poorly educated middle-aged man (whose deceased parents were described by their peers as having been among the last to speak what was perceived as an "older" stage of the language).

Values

Plural reduplication

Example 39-15:
Es tud rəkri tud ε də moyrmoyr.
Es
dem
tud
all
rəkri
food.stall
tud
all
ε
cop.npst
of
moyr~moyr.
Muslim~Muslim
All these food stalls belong to Muslims.

Source: Cardoso 2009: 120

Example 39-5:
Dəpəy muyɛmuyɛr də Manu, muyɛmuyɛr də ɔrlãd.
Dəpəy
then
muyɛr~muyɛr
woman~woman
of
Manu,
Manu
muyɛr~muyɛr
woman~woman
of
ɔrlãd.
Orlando
then the women of Manu('s family), the women of Orlando('s family)

Source: Cardoso 2009: 175

Confidence:
Certain