Datapoint Michif/Generic noun phrases in subject function

French nouns get a plural marker lii; both definite and indefinite, and generic and nongeneric nouns are preceded by lii.

Values

Singular noun phrase with indefinite articles Frequency: 33.3%

Example 75-90:
Aen lyoon sitaen animal li mood eemowaat.
Aen
indf.art.m.sg
lyoon
lion
sitaen
is.a
animal
animal
li
def.art.m.sg
mood
people
ee-mow-aat.
comp-eat.anim-3.sbj.3.obj
A lion is a man-eater.

Source: Laverdure & Allard 1983: 170

Confidence:
Certain

Plural noun phrase with definite article Frequency: 33.3%

Example 75-89:
Lii manidzhoosh ruuzh lii taesh ayaawak daa leu doo.
Lii
art.pl
manidzhuush
insect
ruuzh
red
lii
art.pl
taesh
spot
ayaawak
have.3pl
daa
prep.loc
leu
3pl.poss
doo.
back
Ladybugs have spotted backs.

Source: Laverdure & Allard 1983: 159

Confidence:
Very certain

Singular noun phrase with definite article Frequency: 33.3%

Example 75-3:
Lii zaray pwaencheu ayaawak li loo pi li minush.
Lii
art.pl
zaray
ear
pwaencheu
pointed
ayaa-wak
have-3pl
li
def.art.m.sg
loo
wolf
pi
and
li
def.art.m.sg
minush.
cat
The cat and the wolf are sharp-eared. OR: Cats and wolves have pointed ears.

Source: Laverdure & Allard 1983: 292

Confidence:
Very certain