Example 76-8

I'ttûb sávik
I'ttûb
Ittu
sávik
knife
Ittu's knife

Comment:
The example is from an Eskimo language sample taken at Point Barrow (Ray 1885), where the Herschel Island Trade Jargon was also spoken. Even though the example shows ergative/genitive marking on the possessor, this probably is a result of transfer from the lexifier language, since it is not a productive morpheme in Eskimo Pidgin. The fact that the example does not feature possessive agreement on the possessum shows it represents Eskimo Pidgin (or, alternatively, foreigner talk).
Type:
naturalistic spoken
Source:
Ray 1885: 58