Datapoint Cameroon Pidgin English/Marking of possessor noun phrases

Value 4 seems possible but it is rare and regarded as an archaic or even "broken" or "uneducated" Cameroon Pidgin form; possibly it is not used much anymore.

Values

Person-indexing on possessum Frequency: 70.0%

Example 18-3:
Na Joseph i haus.
Na
cop
Joseph
Joseph
i
his
haus.
house
This is Joseph's house.

Source: Bellama et al. 1983: 20

Confidence:
Very certain

No marking Frequency: 30.0%

Example 18-53:
Na Mary haus.
Na
cop
Mary
Mary
haus.
house
It's Mary's house.

Source: Balbina Ebong, p.c.

Confidence:
Intermediate