Datapoint Lingala/Occurrence of nominal plural markers

Some nouns lack a singular/plural distinction, namely nouns in Bantu noun class pair 9/10. They can be human or nonhuman.

Values

Invariant plural marking

Example 60-32:
mobáli; mibáli
mo-báli;
clf.sg-man
mi-báli
clf.pl-man
man; men

Source: Recordings of naturalistic discourse

Example 60-33:
ebendé; bibendé
e-bendé;
clf.sg-iron.bar
bi-bendé
clf.pl-iron.bar
iron bar; iron bars

Source: Recordings of naturalistic discourse

Confidence:
Certain