Datapoint Michif/Independent pronominal possessors

The word used is the Cree personal pronoun (e.g. niya for first person). The possessive element is a prefix (e.g. ni- for first person) that cannot be used independently.

The dependent possessive would have a French possessive, e.g. ma liivr [1SG.F book] 'my book'.

The independent (Cree) personal pronouns are used in elliptical answers, in predicative use and in anaphoric use.

Values

Special pronoun form

Example 75-111:
niya
niya
1sg
(it’s) mine

Source: Fleury 2007

Example 75-85:
niya ooma la liivr
niya(C)
1sg
ooma(C)
dem.inan.sg
li(F)
def.m
livr(F)
book
This book is mine.
Example 75-112:
Awaana soo liiv ooma? – Niya.
Awaana
who
soo
3.poss.m
liiv
book
ooma?
dem.inan.prox
 
Niya.
1sg
Whose book is this? – Mine.

Source: Fleury 2007

Example 75-113:
Kiyaanaw etikee enima.
Kiyaanaw
2pl.pro
etikee
apparently
enima.
that
That must be yours.

Source: Laverdure & Allard 1983: 362

Example 75-103:
ta fiy
ta
2.poss
fiy
daughter
your daughter

Source: Fleury 2007

Confidence:
Very certain