Datapoint Michif/Alignment of case marking of full noun phrases

The Michif system is closest to a neutral or accusative system.

Most object NPs are unmarked.

When there are two animate 3rd person NPs, one of them can be marked with a so-called obviative marker (-a, or -wa). This is the new or non-topic NP. It can be subject or object, but most often object.
Many sentences with two NPs have no obviative marker, however.

Values

Accusative alignment

Example 75-140:
Li shyaen kiinawashwaateew li shawa.
Li
def.art.m.sg
shyaen
dog
kii-nawashwaat-eew
pst-chase-3.sbj.3.obj
li
def.art.m.sg
sha-wa.
cat-obv
The dog chased the cat.

Source: Fleury 2007

Example 75-44:
Mihceet Maari Zhaan uhchimeew.
Mihceet
much
Maari
Mary
Zhaan
John
uhchim-eew.
kiss-3.sbj.3.obj
Mary kisses John often.

Source: Fleury 2007

Example 75-143:
La Sandrieuz maatoow, nawachiko sheekishiiw.
La
def.art.f.sg
Sandrieuz
Cinderella
maatoo-w,
cry-3sg
nawachiko
somewhat
sheekishii-w.
be.scared-3sg
Cinderella was crying, she was a little scared.

Source: Fleury 2007

Example 75-144:
Dan li tru Lea kiiaahkweepineew Mari-wa.
Dan
loc
li
art.m.sg
tru
hole
Lea
Lea
kii-aahkweepin-eew
pst-push.by.hand-3.sbj.3.obj
Mari-wa.
Mary-obv
Lea pushed Mary into the hole.

Source: Fleury 2007

Confidence:
Certain