Lecce mama madre-mia fraita fratello-tuo nunnusa padrino-suo (Garrisi 30) (11) Alliste (Lecce) 'fijju-ma/-ta/-sa figlio-mio/-tuo/-suo Uggiano la Chiesa (Lecce) 'sir-ma/-da padre-mio/-tuo 'siri-sa padre-suo 'frai-ma/-ta/-sa fratello-mio / -tuo / suo 'sor-ma/-da sorella-mia/-tua 'sori-sa sorella-sua Maglie (Lecce) 'matri-ma/-ta/-sa madre-mia/-tua/-sua 'fijju-ma/-ta/-sa figlio-mio/-tuo/-suo (Manzini and Savoia 682-83) Manzini and Savoia (661) point out that there is no connection between the use of postnominal possessives
and enclitic possessives
with kinship terms.
I like it without the possessive
, and that is how the granite is inscribed," Mr.
* Words showing family relationships when used with the person's name or when used in place of the person's name, such as Aunt Sally or Grandma; do not capitalize these titles when they are preceded by a possessive
, such as my aunt Sally or my grandmother.
Interestingly, we find the same endings on determiners and other nominal pre-modifiers such as adjectives, quantifiers and possessives
, which may testify to their categorial similarity:
pronouns have no apostrophes: yours, ours, hers, his, theirs, its.
The main types of marked basic clauses include existential (3), possessive
(4), source-marking resultative (5) and experiential (6) clauses.
In "I knew your voice", the possessive
could be substituted by other possessives
(deictic function), whereas this is not possible in "We see with our eyes".
A reason for being reserved in drawing the conclusion that all children have acquired the grammar of pronominal possessives
The numerous ways and patterns of expressing possessive
relations in languages throughout the world have enabled linguists to work out taxonomies of linguistic means capable of conveying the idea of possession.
All are in W3 except the possessive
forms, Holy See (OED), the plural of Se(lenium), sez, Spanish si, and -sies.
Most of them provide detailed and nuanced descriptions of possessive
constructions in particular languages or language groups, often generalizing to larger issues and questioning presumed knowledge.