Secwepemctsin (Shuswap) Plural Forms

Asked by Neskie Manuel

There are plural forms for n>1
Singular form for n=1
n=0 would be plural

An added note is that If a number is given
then the plural form is not needed explicitly
and one can use the singular form just as

The plural form is usually just reserved for
creating sentences like

stones are hard. CDs are round.

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James Henstridge (jamesh) said :

Hi manny,

The plural expression is used for translating strings like "0 apples", "1 apple", "2 apples", etc (e.g. some number followed by a noun). If only a single form is used for these cases, then the correct plural expression to use would be "0".

If you do use a different form for the "1 apple" case like you mention in the first paragraph, then we have two plural forms and the expression should be "n!=1".

Can you confirm which is correct?

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Neskie Manuel (neskiem) said :

The correct expression would for plural forms wold be

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Данило Шеган (danilo) said :

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