Datapoint Arapesh (Mountain) / The Associative Plural

Language:Arapesh (Mountain)
Feature:The Associative Plural by Michael Daniel and Edith Moravcsik
Value:Unique affixal associative plural

Examples

Sentence igt-1942:

enye - dak moul kausel - omi omom - i - ny
enye - dak
c18sg dem - this
moul
work
kausel - omi
local.govt.council - and.those.with.them
omom - i - ny
them.pl.m - poss - c18sg
the work of the local government council and their associates

Sentence igt-1943:

lumémbuli - omwi yah
lumémbuli - omwi
Lumembuli - and.those.with.him
yah
road
the road belonging to Lumembuli and his associates

Sentence igt-1944:

Ch - a - hlitak umu én - al buwul Ilenyuwae - yomi echech - i - l
Ch - a - hlitak
3pl.MIX.SUBJ - R - argue
umu
about
én - al
one - cl10sg
buwul
pig
Ilenyuwae - yomi
Ilenyuwae - and.those.with.her
echech - i - l
they - pl.MIX poss - cl10sg
They argued about a pig belonging to Ilenyuwae and her associates.

Sentence igt-1945:

Namaitú, ohwak unaki, Halipeim, naklipe, nyak nyiul Wanguen - omi púnak trag. … Yek yelech Wanguen - omi nanom batowich
Namaitú,
now
ohwak
we.DL
unaki,
we.DL.irr.come
Halipeim,
Halipeim
naklipe,
he.R.tell.me
nyak
you
nyiul
you.imp.go.with
Wanguen - omi
Wanguen - and.those.with.him
púnak
you.imp.go
trag. …
truck …
Yek
I
yelech
I.R.go.with.them
Wanguen - omi
Wanguen - and.those.with.him
nanom
he.and
batowich
children
Now we came and Halipeim told me “You go with Wanguen and those with him. You all go in the truck. ... <I will go on the motorbike by myself.” And then soon Halipeim went on the motorbike.> ... I went with Wanguen and those with him – he and his children.

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