Value Special pronoun form

Language:
Bahamian Creole
Parameter:
Independent pronominal possessors

Examples

  1. Hey man, i’s like this: this is mines an’ you ain’t get none, so hands off.
    [...]
    [...]
    this
    dem
    is
    3sg.cop
    mines
    indp.poss
    an’
    and
    you
    2sg.sbj
    ain’t
    neg
    get
    get[exist]
    none
    none
    [...].
    [...]
    [...] this is mine and you haven't got any [...].
  2. So the Shine say, Let's give him money. He say, OK, I gon' give him half of mine, and you give him half of yours. So Shine say, Yeah, you gi' him half of yours. So the white hobo put half his own in the coffin, but the Shine went in his back pocket and take out a old check book and write a check for a million, take the hobo money, put in his pocket, he say, He'll cash the check when he get where he's going!
    [...]
    [...]
    half
    half
    of
    of
    mine
    indp.poss
    [...]
    [...]
    half
    half
    of
    of
    yours.
    indp.poss
    [...] [I’ll give him] half of mine, [and you’ll give him] half of yours.
  3. If I was you I woulda take that and more cause i’s all yourns.
    [...]
    [...]
    all
    all
    yourns.
    indp.pro.poss
    [...] [I would have taken that] [...] [because it’s] all yours

    See Holm & Shilling 1982: 228

  4. He back - your back on one side - he own was all over.
    [...]
    [...]
    he
    3sg.m
    own
    own
    was
    3sg.cop.pst
    all
    all
    over.
    over
    His back [[got bitten by mosquitoes] - your back on one side,] his was [covered with bites] all over.