Datapoint Eskimo Pidgin/Occurrence of nominal plural markers

Only one noun was attested for which a plural form exists: innuk 'man' vs. innuit 'men' (both forms originate from Eskimo proper). Use of the plural is not consistent. In addition, the second person pronoun has a singular form: ilipsi 'you (PL/SG)' vs. illuit 'you (SG)' (again, both forms originate from Eskimo proper).

Values

No plural marking

Example 76-36:
ĭnnūĭt homolȗktu
ĭnnūĭt
men
homolȗktu
many
many people

Source: Stefánsson 1909: 225

Example 76-37:
kaktuña mȗkki innuk kōpȗk
kaktuña
hungry
mȗkki
dead
innuk
man
kōpȗk
Kōpȗk
People are starving at Kōpȗk.

Source: Stefánsson 1909: 225

Example 76-33:
cuna elekta illuit?
cuna
which
elekta
go
illuit?
you
Where are you going?

Source: Stefánsson 1909: 230

Example 76-2:
ōmē'lĭk a'baba ca'vik ka'ili ili'psi
ōmē'lĭk
captain
a'baba
say
ca'vik
knife
ka'ili
come
ili'psi
you
The captain orders you to bring him a knife.

Source: Stefánsson 1909: 222

Confidence:
Certain