Datapoint Cavite Chabacano/Occurrence of nominal plural markers

In written texts the occurrence of the nominal plural marker manga (spelled also mana and mga) is more common than the omission of the plural marker.

Llamado (1972) considers the plural to be invariant.

Values

Variable plural marking of human or inanimate nouns

Example 45-36:
Mi tia y mi tio cuando ta queda frio ta hace sale el abrigo y mga camisa grueso.
Mi
1sg.poss
tia
aunt
y
and
mi
1sg.poss
tio
uncle
cuando
when
ta
ipfv
queda
become
frio
cold
ta
ipfv
hace
make
sale
come.out
el
def
abrigo
coat
y
and
mga
pl
camisa
shirt
grueso.
thick
My aunt and my uncle, when it becomes cold, take out the coat(s) and thick shirts.

Source: Escalante 2005: 199

Example 45-35:
Cada hombre ya lliva tres bag.
Cada
each
hombre
man
ya
pfv
lliva
take
tres
three
bag.
bag
The men took three bags each.
Example 45-34:
Recio cumí mi (mana) hija.
Recio
strong
cumí
eat
mi
1pl.poss
(mana)
(pl)
hija.
child
My children eat eagerly.
Spanish: Mis hijos comen con gula. Tagalog: Malakas kumain ang mga anak ko.

Source: Ogiwara 2002: 78

Confidence:
Certain