Datapoint Michif/Expression of nominal plural meaning

For French nouns, the prenominal marker lii marks plurality (from French les).
Some adjectives may intervene between lii and the noun.

A few nouns (from French) have different forms for plural and singular, but not all speakers use those, or not all the time (zhwal PL zhwoo 'horse'; animal PL animoo 'animal')

Cree nouns have a plural suffix.

Values

Plural word preceding the noun Frequency: 90.0%

Example 75-74:
Kaaoshihtaachik lii maenzon lii rosh kiiaapachiheewak.
Kaa-oshihtaa-chik
rel-make.inan-3pl
lii
art.pl
maenzon
house
lii
art.pl
rosh
rock
kii-aapachih-eewak.
pst-use.anim-3pl
When they made houses, they used rocks. OR: The houses that they made, they made of rocks.

Source: Fleury 2007

Confidence:
Very certain

Plural stem change Frequency: 5.0%

Example 75-77:
Lii zanimoo, lii zhvoo kishkohaanaanik.
Lii
art.pl
zanimoo,
animal.pl
lii
art.pl
zhvoo
horse.pl
ki-kishkoh-aanaan-ik.
2-own-1pl-pl.obj
We own animals, horses.

Source: Fleury 2007

Confidence:
Very certain

Plural suffix Frequency: 5.0%

Example 75-75:
kitawakaya
ki-tawakay-a
2sg-ear-pl.inan
your ears

Source: Fleury 2007

Example 75-76:
Nushishimak anikik.
N-ushish-im-ak
1-grandchild-poss-anim.pl
anikik.
dem.anim.pl
Those are my grandchildren.

Source: Laverdure & Allard 1983: 115

Confidence:
Very certain