Datapoint Berbice Dutch/Order of possessor and possessum

Elicited judgements show that constructions of the type NP1 fan NP2 can also be used with possessive interpretations, whereby NP1 is the possessed item, NP2 the possessor. However, fan 'from' marks source rather than possession and its possessive usage is not attested in spontaneous use (Kouwenberg 1994: 160–161).

Values

Possessor-possessum

Example 28-3:
di jɛrma papa
di
the
jɛrma
woman
papa
father
the woman's father

Source: Kouwenberg 1994a: 159

Example 28-4:
di potman ʃi toro
di
the
potɛ
old
man
man
ʃi
3sg.poss
toro
eye
the old man's eye

Source: Kouwenberg 1994a: 160

Confidence:
Very certain