Datapoint Chinese Pidgin English/Independent pronominal possessors

Possession can be marked by belong which has been argued to be a copular verb.

Values

Identical to dependent pronominal possessor

Example 20-44:
地士鼻郎㕭
Thisee belong you?
Thisee
dem
belong
belong
you?
2sg
Is this yours?

Source: Tong 1862: IV.53

Example 20-53:
This b'long my.
This
dem
b'long
cop
my.
1sg.poss
This is mine.

Source: Darwent n.d. 1905: iii