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Re: Dalmatian grammar, an outline

From:daniel andreasson <daniel.andreasson@...>
Date:Monday, March 26, 2001, 13:15
Christophe Grandsire [ happy belated birthday, btw :-) ] wrote:

> > Possession is shown by the construction da + pers.prn, > > e.g. baca da go (my cow), matru da tu (your mother).
> Well, my Reman doesn't feel lonely anymore :) . Until now, I > think it was the only Romance language to have no possessive > adjectives [ ... ]
My Seimi isn't Romance but rather Saami/Gaelic/a priori, but it doesn't use possessives either. Examples: mà mis donn [ma: mIs dVn] kingdom GEN 2SG 'your kingdom' isae mis mae ['ISaj mIs maj] father GEN 1PL 'our father' Apparently, though, there were possessive pronouns at an earlier stage of the language. The archaic version of "Our father" begins _isae minn_ 'father our'. daniel -- <> "Lea eica waenaidh mae bwochath waenë, <> <> ja jordhëchaidh mae gothëje jordhëchë." <> <> <> <> <>


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