Datapoint Nunggubuyu / The Associative Plural

Language:Nunggubuyu
Feature:The Associative Plural by Michael Daniel and Edith Moravcsik
Value:Unique affixal associative plural

Examples

Sentence 1998:

a.

“A suffix-w1ang with Pl meaning is used almost exclusively with a) personal names; and b) kin terms <…> With a personal name it means ‘X and his bunch’, ‘X and his close relatives’, or the like.”

 

na-jubiyangga-wang

‘J. and his bunch’

 

b.

na-yiwanggu-nyung-gang

‘the old man and his bunch’

 

 

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