Datapoint Nanai / The Associative Plural

Language:Nanai
Feature:The Associative Plural by Michael Daniel and Edith Moravcsik
Value:Associative same as additive plural

Examples

Sentence 1320:

a.

polokto-ana

‘Polokto’s family, those who live with him’

 

b.

ideŋk-ēne

‘Idenke’s family, her companions, those who live together with her’, ‘Idenke and those with her’

 

c.

agānā

‘elder brother and those with him’ or ‘elder brothers’

 

d.

andānā

‘friends’

 

another dialect:

 

e.

bata-naka

‘Bata and those with him’

 

f.

aki-naka

‘elder brother and those with him’

 

g.

eki-neke

‘elder sister and those with her’

 

h.

aga-sal

‘elder brothers’

 

i.

ege-sel

‘elder sisters’

 

 

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