Datapoint Papiá Kristang/Order of possessor and possessum

Value is the principal structure, involving the GENITIVE adposition sa. Value 2 is less used, and tends to be restricted to certain word classes, and even to certain expressions.

Values

Possessor-possessum Frequency: 95.0%

Example 42-3:
aké femi sa kachoru
aké
that
femi
girl
sa
gen
kachoru
dog
the girl's dog
Example 42-2:
Maria sa kaza
Maria
Maria
sa
gen
kaza
house
Maria’s house

Source: Baxter & de Silva 2004: 78

Confidence:
Very certain

Possessum-possessor Frequency: 5.0%

Example 42-5:
isti, nu gitá kabesa di prau
isti,
this
nu
1pl
gitá
call
kabesa
head
di
of
prau
boat
This, we call the head of the boat.

Source: Baxter 1988: 93-99

Example 42-4:
tabu di prau
tabu
plank
di
of
prau
boat
the planking of the boat
Confidence:
Very certain