Example 64-75

kitáb de ta munú? de bitai
kitáb
book
de
dem.prox
ta
poss
munú?
who
de
dem.prox
bitai
poss.1sg
Whose book is this? This is mine.
Comment:
The independent pronominal possessor has the same etymology as the dependent one, but it often presents the phonetically non-reduced form of the possessive marker (*bita’ > bitá > ta).
Type:
constructed by linguist
Source:
Smith & Ama 2005: 150