Datapoint Cape Verdean Creole of Santiago/Marking of pronominal possessors

The possessive adjectives for the six persons are: nha, bu, si, nos, nhos, ses (all atonic). The 2SG possessive adjective is identical with the atonic 2SG personal pronoun, so that bu kása can mean 'your house' or 'you married'. With polite address (with separate pronouns only in the singular) tonic and postposed di nho (M) or di nha (F) 'of you' must be used.

Values

Preceding word Frequency: 70.0%

Example 30-80:
N ka ta kridita ma nha mudjer ê kapás di faze-m es kusa li.
N=ka=ta=kridita
1sg=neg=ipfv=believe
ma=nha=mudjer
comp=my=woman
ê
be
kapás
capable
di=faze=m
of=do=1sg
es=kusa
dem=thing
li.
here
I do not believe that my wife is capable of doing such a thing to me.
German: Ich glaube nicht, dass meine Frau fähig ist, mir so etwas anzutun.

Source: da Silva 1987: 35

Confidence:
Very certain

Adpositional phrase following the possessum Frequency: 30.0%

Example 30-81:
Kása di nha ê pikinóti, más ê di nha.
Kása
house
di=nha
of=2sg.pol.f
ê
be
pikinóti,
small
más
but
ê
be
di=nha.
of=2sg.pol.f
Your house is small, but it's yours.

Source: Lang 2002: s.v. nha pron.poss.tónico

Confidence:
Very certain