Datapoint Angolar/Occurrence of nominal plural markers

With inanimate nouns, the NP must be overtly definite, usually through the use of a demonstrative.

Values

Variable plural marking of human or inanimate nouns

Example 36-31:
Ê tambu ane fuuta e bê ku ê kai.
Ê
he
tambu
take
ane
pl
fuuta
breadfruit
e
dem
go
ku
with
ê
it
kai.
home
He took the breadfruits and went home with them.
Example 36-30:
Ê ra Têtêuga ũa kiba palaxu pa Têtêuga ngodha ki mengai rê ki ene n'na rê.
Ê
he
ra
give
Têtêuga
turtle
ũa
one
kiba
part
palaxu
palace
pa
purp
Têtêuga
turtle
ngodha
enjoy
ki
with
mengai
wife
his
ki
and
ene
pl
n'na
child
rê.
his
He gave Turtle a part of his palace for Turtle to enjoy it with his wife and his children.
French: Il donna une partie de son palais à Tortue, afin qu'il puisse en jouir avec sa femme et ses enfants.

Source: Maurer 1995: 169

Confidence:
Very certain