Datapoint Batavia Creole/Expression of nominal plural meaning

The reduplication can be partial, as in fil filu 'children' or total as in fruta fruta 'fruit'. Plural marking is not obligatory.

Values

Plural reduplication

Example 43-31:
[...] tudu lay di bringku por fil filu.
[...]
[...]
tudu
all
lay
sort
di
of
bringku
toy
por
for
fil
child
filu.
child
[…] all kinds of toys for children.

Source: Maurer 2011: 39

Example 43-30:
Ile ola tudu lay sorti di fula, di fruta fruta, di albër albër kung raisu [...].
Ile
he
ola
see
tudu
all
lay
kind
sorti
sort
di
of
fula,
flower
di
of
fruta
fruit
fruta,
fruit
di
of
albër
tree
albër
tree
kung
with
raisu
root
[...].
[...]
He saw all kinds of flowers, of fruit, of trees with roots [...].

Source: Maurer 2011: 23

Confidence:
Very certain