Datapoint Kinubi/Expression of nominal plural meaning

There is more than one plural suffix. Some words use suffixes and stem change together. Swahili loanwords which are really integrated in Kinubi vocabulary have a plural prefix. There are also some (rare) traces of dual.

Values

Plural tone or stress change Frequency: 26.5%

Example 63-40:
bágara; bagará
bágara;
cow
bagará
cows
cow; cows
Example 63-38:
sámaga, samagá
sámaga,
fish
samagá
fishes
fish, fishes

Source: Luffin 2005: 147

Confidence:
Very certain

Plural suffix Frequency: 26.5%

Example 63-39:
ómun afend-ín
ómun
3pl
afend-ín
chief-pl
They are the chiefs.
Example 63-36:
bakan-á
bakan-á
place-pl
places

Source: Luffin 2005: 138

Confidence:
Very certain

Plural word preceding the noun Frequency: 14.7%

Example 63-35:
nas debíba
nas
pl
debíba
snake
snakes

Source: Luffin 2005: 141

Confidence:
Certain

Plural stem change Frequency: 14.7%

Example 63-41:
kebír; kubár
kebír;
big
kubár
big.pl
big; big (Pl.)
Example 63-37:
mára, nuswán
mára,
woman
nuswán
women
woman, women

Source: Luffin 2005: 144

Confidence:
Very certain

Plural word following the noun Frequency: 8.8%

Example 63-43:
shilúk dólde
shilúk
Shilluk
dólde
dem.pl
the Shilluks

Source: Luffin 2005: 149

Confidence:
Certain

Plural reduplication Frequency: 8.8%

Example 63-42:
kazi kazi
kazi
job
kazi
job
all kinds of job

Source: Luffin 2005: 150

Confidence:
Very certain