Datapoint Sango/Marking of pronominal possessors

Due to phonotactic changes with the preposition ti, a few examples of suffixation have appeared in the speech of young people in Bangui. Example 132 results from the deletion of the preposition. This is one of the rare examples of this phenomenon.

Values

Adpositional phrase following the possessum Frequency: 90.0%

Example 59-129:
tere ti mbi ake so
tere
story
ti
of
mbi
1sg
a-yeke
pm-cop
so
dem
Here is my story. OR: This is my story.

Source: Samarin 2001a: 110

Example 59-130:
ala zia yi ti ala kwe
ala
3pl
zia
put
yi
thing
ti
of
ala
3pl
kwe
all
They left all their belongings.

Source: Samarin 1967a: 110

Example 59-131:
par jour ti ala aeke nde
par
par
jour
jour
ti
of
ala
3pl
a-eke
pm-cop
nde
different
Their daily salary is different.

Source: Samarin 1967a: 110

Example 59-45:
koli ti mbi ni ake nzoni zo ape
koli
husband
ti
of
mbi
1sg
ni
det
a-ke
pm-cop
nzoni
good
zo
person
ape
neg
My husband is not a good person.
Confidence:
Very certain

Suffix Frequency: 10.0%

Example 59-132:
bikm
bik-m
pen-1sg
my pen
Confidence:
Very certain