Datapoint Sango/Predicative possession

No distinction in meaning can be made between these values. Some of them might arise in certain speech contexts more frequently than others.

Value 5: ti lo focuses without being the FOC particle, and na lo is variable. This is not the usual way of expressing possession.

Values

Locational Frequency: 41.7%

Example 59-235:
yoro ake na ala mingi
yoro
medicine
a-ke
pm-cop
na
prep
ala
3pl
mingi
much
They had a lot of charms.

Source: Samarin 1967a: 95

Example 59-232:
ngombe ake na mbi ape
ngombe
gun
a-ke
pm-cop
na
prep
mbi
1sg
ape
neg
I don't have a gun.
Confidence:
Very certain

Comitative Frequency: 41.7%

Example 59-234:
mo eke na melenge ti koli?
mo
2sg
eke
cop
na
prep
melenge
child
ti
of
koli?
male
Do you have a son?
Confidence:
Very certain

Topic Frequency: 8.3%

Example 59-236:
ti lo, nginza ake oko ape
ti
of
lo,
3sg
nginza
money
a-ke
pm-cop
oko
one
ape
neg
As for him/her, he/she doesn't have any money at all.
Confidence:
Certain

Genitive Frequency: 8.3%

Example 59-237:
yoro ti mbi aeke
yoro
medicine
ti
of
mbi
1sg
a-eke
pm-cop
I have medicine.
Example 59-231:
ngombe ti mbi ake ape
ngombe
gun
ti
of
mbi
1sg
a-ke
sm-cop
ape
neg
I don't have a gun.
Confidence:
Very certain