Datapoint Kriol/Independent pronominal possessors

Independent pronominal possessors are generally marked with the preposition bla/blanga followed by the independent pronoun. This is the same strategy as for dependent possessors, although for the latter a simple juxtaposed pronoun strategy is also available. In independent possessor function, only the special possessive 1SG pronoun mai~main is also found without an adposition (see also Feature 37 "Marking of pronominal possessors").

Values

Identical to dependent pronominal possessor

Example 25-70:
Wanim reintaim im gro thet big intit, en yu ken luk thet flaua bla im yuno.
Wan=im
subord=3sg
rein-taim
rain-time
im
3sg
gro
grow
thet
dem
big
big
intit,
tag
en
and
yu
2sg
ken
can
luk
see
thet
dem
flaua
flower
bla
poss
im
3sg
yuno.
you.know
In the rain time it grows this high, doesn't it, and you can see its flower, you know.
Example 25-202:
Blanga im dijan!
Blanga
poss
im
3sg
dijan!
prox:adj
This is hers!
Example 25-197:
Ngiyawula, thet the kantri main, G. mi kolim.
Ngiyawula,
prox:dir
thet
dem
the
eq.cop
kantri
country
main,
mine
G.
G.
mi
1pl
kol-im.
call-tr
Over here, that’s my country, G. we call it.
Example 25-203:
Ai gotim main.
Ai
1sg
got-im
have-tr
main.
1sg.poss
I have mine.
Confidence:
Intermediate