SpAffPlAsc: A special affix on the noun is used to mark the associative plural.
(1) kovács-ék mozi-ba men-nek.
Kovács-asc cinema-ill go-prs.3pl
’Kovács and his family are going to the cinema.’
(2) berci-ék mozi-ba men-nek.
Berci-asc cinema-ill go-prs.3pl
’Berci and his friends are going to the cinema.’
(3) a szomszéd-ék holnap el-utaz-nak.
the neighbor-asc tomorrow away-travel-prs.3pl
’The neighbors are leaving tomorrow’
Comments: The associative plural marker in Hungarian (-ék) can be attached to proper nouns (1), (2) and common nouns (3). The suffix can specify people or anthropomorphized entities (cf. Kenesei et al. 1998: 254‒255), and its primary meaning denotes the family of the referent (1). Further possible meanings: the referent and his friends, peers (2), or an occasional group.