Independent Pronominal Possessor (Feature 39)
Here we ask how a possessor is expressed when it occurs independently, i.e. when the possessum noun is not present because it can be inferred from the context, e.g.
Whose book is this? Mine. (elliptical answer)
Or: This book is yours. (predicative use)
Or: Your book is cheaper than hers. (anaphoric use)
We are in particular interested in the relation of the independent pronominal possessor to the dependent pronominal possessor (as in my book, your book, her book).
If there are several constructions for independent pronominal possessors, or if different pronouns behave differently, you may choose several values.
|1||Identical to dependent pronominal possessor||Russian moja kniga ‘my book’, moja ‘mine’; Tok Pisin buk bilong mi‘my book’ bilong mi ‘mine’.|
|2||Special adposition plus pronoun|| This value should be chosen if independent pronominal possessors are coded by a prepositionthat would not be used (equally) for dependent pronominal possessors.|
Papiamentu di mi ‘mine, lit. of me’, mi ‘my’
|3||Other word plus dependent pronominal possessor||Singlish my one ‘mine’, Nigerian Pidgin im on ‘his/hers’ (”his own”), Haitian Creole pa m ‘mine’|
|4||Special form for independent pronominal possessor||Bahamian mines, yourns (vs. dependent my, your)|
|5||Other||(Please give details in the “General comments” field.)|