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Tamil nouns are unmarked in the singular, but may be marked for plurality.
Inanimate nouns are often not marked for plural:
- ×Àýà äöÓ»´£ rendu pustakam `two book s'
- Çþß Ø¾×¶ anju meese `five table s'
Typically, only animate nouns are marked for plural:
- ×Àýà ¾×ÆÂÕõ´ rendu manevinga `two wives'
- Çþß ×´ÔÃÿ×»õ´ anju ko= to0pt.25ex
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andenga `five children'