Datapoint Bahamian Creole/Independent pronominal possessors

The first person form of the independent pronominal possessor also occurs as mines; the second person is sometimes yourns (cf. Holm & Shilling 1982: 132, 228). The independent pronominal possessor may also be formed via the addition of own (cf. Holm & Shilling 1982: 150). A construction involving prepositional marking is for who 'whose', as in For who they are? However, this seems to be the only case in which prepositions are involved in the marking of pronominal possessors in Bahamian Creole English (cf. Feature 37 "Marking of pronominal possessors").

Values

Special pronoun form

Example 12-84:
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.
Example 12-85:
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

Source: Holm & Shilling 1982: 228

Example 12-83:
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 [...].
Example 12-86:
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.
Confidence:
Very certain