Datapoint Kriol/Nominal plural marker and third-person-plural pronoun

The various plural words (see Feature 24 "The associative plural marker" for details and more examples) are all distinct from the third person plural personal pronouns olabat and thei~jei.

Values

Differentiation

Example 25-147:
Wot abat yubala jiftim olabat dijlat pikanini?!
Wot
what
abat
about
yubala
2pl
jift-im
shift-tr
olabat
3pl
dij-lat
prox-pl
pikanini?!
child
How about you lot move them, these children?!
Example 25-91:
Jed olgamen bin luk ebriweya bat im nomo bin faindim olabat.
Jed
dem
olgamen
woman
bin
pst
luk
look
ebriweya
everywhere
bat
but
im
3sg
nomo
neg
bin
pst
faind-im
find-tr
olabat.
3pl
The woman looked everywhere but couldn’t find them.

Source: Bennett 1986: 5

Example 25-117:
Thei bin beltim im tharrei, thetlot kid.
Thei
3pl
bin
pst
belt-im
hit-tr
im
3sg
tharrei,
there
thet-lot
dem-pl
kid.
child
They hit him over there, those kids (did).
Example 25-120:
Imin rakamen la olabat en puta ngalarr la olabat.
Im=in
3sg=pst
rakamen
argue
la
loc
olabat
3pl
en
and
puta
put
ngalarr
policeman
la
loc
olabat.
3pl
He argued with them and put the police on their tracks.
Example 25-60:
Mindubala go ngarra la thatlat biginini weya alabat ani kambek burrum Dupuma.
Mindubala
1du.excl
go
go
ngarra
look.for
la
loc
that-lat
dem-pl
biginini
child
weya
subord
alabat
3pl
ani
pot
kam-bek
come-back
burrum
from
Dupuma.
Dhupuma
We're going to look for the children who will come back from Dhupuma (College). OR: We're going to look for the children who are coming back from Dhupuma (College).

Source: Sandefur & Sandefur 1982: 57

Example 25-154:
Wan men bin bringimap orla kid.
Wan
one
men
man
bin
pst
bring-im-ap
bring-tr-up
orla
pl
kid.
child
A man brought the children.

Source: Hudson 1985: 55

Confidence:
Intermediate