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Re: KLBC - 3.3.4

Am 28.10.2002 17:33:31, schrieb "Gina Robertson" <>:

>I think this should be 
>The children steal my chocolate.
>yuchwI' nIH puqpu'

No, it's {yuchwIj}. The possessive suffix {-wI'} is for "beings capable of language". And this concerns 
not the possessor, but the thing possessed: chocolate.

{-wI'} is used on:
   {vavwI'} "my father"
   {puqwI'} "my child"
   {joHwI'} "my lord"

{-wIj} is used on things:
   {DujwIj} "my ship"
   {juHwIj} "my home"
   {targhwIj} "my targ"

You can read in TKD "3.3.4. Type 4: Possession/specification"

Beginners' Grammarian
  ghojwI'pu'wI' vISaH

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