Datapoint Sri Lanka Portuguese/Expression of nominal plural meaning

Plural is normally marked by the suffix -s.Only one word can be analyzed as using reduplication to indicate plural, but such an analysis is tenuous at best.

Values

Plural suffix Frequency: 90.0%

Example 41-46:
aka laraandu indum meʃiin teem. meʃiins teem taantu
aka
that
laraa-ndu
leave-ptcp
inda
another
one
meʃiin
machine
teem.
prs.be.
meʃiin-s
machine-pl
teem
prs.be
taantu
many
That aside, there is another machine. There are many machines. OR: That aside, [we] have another machine. [We] have many machines.

Source: Smith's 1974-5 field notes: 5303

Example 41-45:
muytu moosamley isti luvaaras
muytu
very
moosam=ley
bad=like
isti
this
luvaara-s
place-pl
Very bad, these places!

Source: Smith's 1974-5 field notes: 5244

Example 41-48:
akamee, bəəgaspa juuda faya juuda faya falaa jafalaa
aka=mee,
that=foc
[bəəga-s-pa
[Burgher-pl-dat
juuda
help
faya
do
juuda
help
faya
do
falaa]
quot]
jaa-falaa
pst-say
Indeed! They said "help the Burghers, help [them]."

Source: Smith's 1974-5 field notes: 5337

Confidence:
Very certain

Plural reduplication Frequency: 10.0%

Example 41-49:
fiifis
fiifis
children
children

Source: Smith's 1974-5 field notes: 0139

Confidence:
Very uncertain