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CLDR Ticket #8224(accepted data)

Opened 2 years ago

Last modified 18 months ago

Add plural rules for Warlpiri (wbp)

Reported by: shervin Owned by: shervin
Component: plurals Data Locale: wbp
Phase: dvet Review:
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wbp was added to 27, but my attempt to add plural rules couldn't pass the tests. We need to revisit the rules and add them.

Here is my communication with the submitter regarding plural rules (copied from ticket:7637 for reference):

Q: How many is considered "many"? This can be represented using a rule (e.g. "n % 100 = 11..99").
A: many would be n>2.

Q: Are decimals grouped with one, zero, or many? e.g. "1.5 days".
A: decimals are not something traditional Warlpiri dealt with much... I may have to check with others, but instinctively I feel like I would use "one" rules for 0.0~1.0, "two" rules for 1.0~2.0, and "many" rules for n>2.0... though thinking about use cases maybe always using "one" would be OK... or maybe always using "many"... dunno. For now, I guess always using "one" is the simplest and just as likely to be correct option. I'll try to get back to you on that.

Q: Is there any form of ordinals available?
A: ordinals. Hmm... I don't think so. You never say things like "first" "second" "third", you just use the numbers "one" "two" "three" etc. I found some documentation that mentions the lack of ordinals in Warlpiri, but there may be something similar to ordinals when describing family relationships... though they are not so much sequential as cyclic. I'm guessing that it's sufficiently different from "ordinals" though that we can ignore it and say "no ordinals".

Q: Is there any plural ranges? e.g. 0-1 centimeter ("one" form), 2-3 centimeters ("many" form), etc.
A: plural ranges. Thinking of how I would say it, I would either say the noun twice using both suffixes, completely omitting the number when the suffix makes it unambiguous, or I would use the correct plural form for the larger number.


Change History

comment:1 Changed 2 years ago by shervin

  • Milestone changed from 28 to UNSCH

comment:2 Changed 2 years ago by emmons

  • Owner changed from anybody to shervin
  • Priority changed from assess to medium
  • Status changed from new to assigned
  • Milestone changed from UNSCH to 28

Please work with Mark to get the rules done right.

comment:3 Changed 2 years ago by markus

  • Type set to data

comment:4 Changed 2 years ago by shervin

  • Milestone changed from 28 to 29

comment:5 Changed 2 years ago by srl

  • Status changed from assigned to accepted

comment:6 Changed 22 months ago by shervin

Seem that the error is due adding the code to pluralRanges.xml detailed in ticket:8564.

comment:7 Changed 22 months ago by shervin

  • Phase changed from dsub to dvet
  • Milestone changed from 29 to 28

comment:8 Changed 22 months ago by shervin

  • Milestone changed from 28 to 29

comment:9 Changed 18 months ago by emmons

  • Milestone changed from 29 to upcoming

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