Datapoint Louisiana Creole/Expression of nominal plural meaning

The plural marker -ye is identical to the 3PL pronoun. In the 19th century, plural words predominated (postposed -ye), but they are rare today.

Values

Plural prefix Frequency: 90.0%

Example 53-84:
Jordi le mun nwar lib.
Jordi
today
le
art.def.pl
mun
people
nwar
black
lib.
free
Today (the) black people are free.
French: Aujourd'hui les Noirs sont libres.

Source: Neumann 1985: 112

Example 53-75:
Sa tou parl meriken akoz lez ekol.
Sa
dem
tou
all
parl
speak
meriken
American
akoz
because.of
lez
art.def.pl
ekol.
school
They all speak English because of the schools.
French: Ils parlent tous americain à cause des écoles.

Source: Neumann 1985: 112

Confidence:
Very certain

Plural word following the noun Frequency: 10.0%

Example 53-87:
Li fe lakord-ye sone doub.
Li
3sg
fe
make
lakord-ye
string-art.def.pl
sone
sound
doub.
double
He played the strings twice as loud.

Source: Neumann 1985: 116

Example 53-88:
Metres-ye te di mon komsa.
Metres-ye
teacher-art.def.pl
te
pst
di
say
mon
1sg
komsa.
like.that
The teachers told me.
French: Les maîtresses m'ont dit.

Source: Neumann 1985: 116

Confidence:
Certain