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nmod:poss: possessive nominal modifier

The nmod:poss relation is used between a nominal phrase and its possessive determiner. In Bamana, there are several types of possessive constructions. Inalienable possession is expressed by juxtaposition of two noun phrases.

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1	mògò	mɔ̀gɔ	NOUN	_	_	4	nsubj	_	_
2	si	sí	DET	_	_	1	det	_	_
3	ma	ma	AUX	_	_	4	aux	_	_
4	se	sé	VERB	_	_	0	root	_	_
5	ka	kà	AUX	_	_	8	aux	_	_
6	den	dén	NOUN	_	_	7	nmod:poss	_	_
7	tògò	tɔ́gɔ	NOUN	_	_	8	obj	_	_
8	fò	fɔ́	VERB	_	_	4	xcomp	_	_
9	.	.	PUNCT	_	_	8	punct	_	_

‘No one could say the child’s name’.

Alienable possession is marked by a postposition ká which follows a dependent noun.

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1	a	à	PRON	_	_	2	nsubj	_	_
2	sera	sera	VERB	_	_	0	root	_	_
3	u	ù	PRON	_	_	5	nmod:poss	_	_
4	ka	ka	ADP	_	_	3	case	_	_
5	du	dú	NOUN	_	_	2	obl	_	_
6	kònò	kɔ́nɔ	ADP	_	_	5	case	_	_
7	.	.	PUNCT	_	_	2	punct	_	_

‘They came to their house’.


nmod:poss in other languages: [apu] [bej] [bm] [en] [fi] [ga] [hbo] [hy] [id] [jv] [koi] [kpv] [mdf] [myv] [pcm] [sms] [sv] [swl] [tr] [u]