Dropping the Plural Suffix: In "How Many...?" Questions
كۆپلۈك قوشۇمچىسىنىڭ چۈشۈپ قالغىنى: «قانچە...؟» ياكى «نەچچە...؟» دېگەن سوئاللاردا
In "how many...?" type questions that use the question pronouns قانچە or نەچچە, the noun being asked about does not take the plural the way it would in English (e.g., "how many girls?", "how many apples?"). The reason is, more or less, the same as the one for dropping the plural when the noun is quantified by a concrete number - قانچە and نەچچە are seen as concrete numbers in Uyghur (just in question form).