Datapoint Hawai‘i Creole/Occurrence of nominal plural markers

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Variable plural marking of human or inanimate nouns

Example 26-29:
haʊ kæn smao ɹaks hit a ɹuf?
haʊ
how
kæn
can
smao
small
rak-s
rock-pl
hit
hit
a
art
ruf
roof
How can small rocks hit a roof?

Source: Velupillai 2003a: 102

Example 26-1:
smal lido ɹak hiʔ [...] ɹol daʊ da ɹuf
smal
small
lido
little
ɹak
rock
hiʔ
hit
[...]
[...]
ɹol
roll
daʊ
down
da
art
ɹuf
roof
Small little rocks hit [...] roll down the roof.

Source: Velupillai 2003a: 102

Example 26-30:
if aʊa gɹænmaɾa tol as nokæn
if
if
aʊa
1pl.poss
grænmaɾa
grandmother
tol
told
as
1pl.obl
no-kæn
proh
if our grandmothers told us we weren't allowed to

Source: Velupillai 2003a: 116

Example 26-31:
deɪ gaɪz go baɪ dɛm sam soɾaz
deɪ
dem
gaɪ-z
guy-pl
go
act
baɪ
buy
dɛm
refl
sam
some
soɾa-z
soda-pl
Those guys go and buy themselves some sodas.

Source: Velupillai 2003a: 97

Confidence:
Certain