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Lehmann, Christian (2003). Possession in Yucatec Maya.

URL: http://www.uni-erfurt.de/sprachwissenschaft/ASSidUE/ASSidUE10.pdf

(Last accessed 2005-03-29).

ODIN: http://odin.linguistlist.org/igt_raw.php?id= 847&langcode=yua (2021-09-17).


Example #1:

    E3.       chan        tanah
    little       house
    `little house'
Example #2:

    c. max il-ech?
    who         see-ABS.2.SG
    `who saw you?'
Example #3:

    E17.       a. in                  chan tanah
    POSS.1.SG little            house
    `my little house' (cf. BVS 09.01.09)
Example #4:

    b. in             on
    POSS.1.SG avocado
    `my avocado'
Example #5:

    E24.     a. yan a          kaxt-ik         a      ah-beh-il
    DEB SBJ.2 search-INCMPL           POSS.2 M-road-REL
    `you have to look for a guide'
Example #6:

    b. in        ahaw
    POSS.1.SG chief
    `my chief'
Example #7:

    E25.     a. in                ihoh / amikoh / erensiyah
    POSS.1.SG son           friend        heritage
    `my son/friend/heritage'
Example #8:

    b. in                albertoh
    POSS.1.SG Albert
    `my Albert'
Example #9:

    E26.     in             uchben atan
    POSS.1.SG      old           wife
    `my former wife'
Example #10:

    E27.     a. kom u                 y-ok
    short     POSS.3 0-foot
    `his foot is short'
Example #11:

    c. chowak            u       y-ok
    long            POSS.3 0-foot
    `his foot is long'
Example #12:

    E34.    a. t-u              y-il-ech            u          y-atan
    PAST-SBJ.3      0-see-ABS.2.SG      POSS.3 0-wife
    `his wife saw you'
Example #13:

    b. u         y-atan il-ech
    POSS.3 0-wife        see-ABS.2.SG
    `it's his wife who saw you'
Example #14:

    c. max atan il-ech?
    who      wife see-ABS.1.SG
    `whose wife saw you?'
Example #15:

    E35.    a. max atn-il?
    who      wife-REL
    `whose wife is she?'
Example #16:

    E37.     a. tan        u      kim-il           hun-tul          in            chan ihah
    PROG      SBJ.3 die-INCMPL        one-CL.animate POSS.1.SG little           daughter
    `a little daughter of mine was about to die' (FCP 276)
Example #17:

    E42.   a. in            ahaw
    POSS.1.SG chief
    `my chief'
Example #18:

    b. u          ahaw-il          in              kux-tal
    POSS.3 chief-REL           POSS.1.SG live-PROC
    `the master of my life (i.e. god)'
Example #19:

    E43.   a. in            yum
    POSS.1.SG master
    `my lord'
Example #20:

    b. seys u            tul-ul
    six   POSS.3 CL.animate-REL
    `they are six (persons)' (Lucy 1992:51)
Example #21:

    b. nuk-tak       u           wol-ol
    big-ADJ.PL POSS.3 heap-REL
    `the heaps are big' (Ch. Stolz p.c.)
Example #22:

    E78.     a. in               sih             chamal
    POSS.1.SG CL.presented          cigarette
    `the cigarette I gave away'
Example #23:

    b. in               matan        chamal
    POSS.1.SG CL.received cigarette
    `the cigarette I got'
Example #24:

    E96.     a. u          bak hun-tul           keh
    POSS.3 bone one-CL.animate deer
    `a deer's horn'
Example #25:

    b. u          bak-el       hun-tul         keh
    POSS.3 bone-REL        one-CL.animate deer
    `a deer's bone'
Example #26:

    b. u          chuch in                luch
    POSS.3 stalk       POSS.1.SG squash
    `my squash stalk'
Example #27:

    c. u          y-okom            in          nah-il
    POSS.3 0-pillar             POSS.1.SG house-REL
    `my (house-)pillar'
Example #28:

    E107. h         chik-pah      u           yum-il
    PAST appear-SPONT POSS.3 master-REL
    `there appeared the master/owner (Span. apareci el dueo)'
Example #29:

    ii. k-a             tas-ik.
    IMPF-SBJ.2     bring-INCMPL
    `you bring them.'
Example #30:

    iv. k-a             kaxt-k                   u        baloh-il,
    IMPF-SBJ.2     search-INCMPL            POSS.3 cross.beam-REL
    `you search the cross-beams,'
Example #31:

    E110. makan-mak             u          ah-beh-il?
    which-person        POSS.3 AG-road-REL
    `Who (lit. which one) is the guide?'
Example #32:

    E112. a. k-in                     ximbal
    IMPF-SBJ.1.SG       walk
    `I walk'
Example #33:

    b. t-u                y-il-ah     in            ximbal
    PAST-SBJ.3        0-see-CMPL [ SBJ.1.SG     walk ]
    `he saw me walk / my walk'
Example #34:

    E131. a. meyah-il mak
    work-REL person
Example #35:

    c. pib-il        wah
    earth.oven   tortilla
    `tortilla prepared in the earth-oven'
Example #36:

    E133. tunich-il        muknal
    stone-REL      grave
    `stone grave'
Example #37:

    E135. u             hanl-il     kol
    POSS.3     meal-REL     milpa
    `milpa meal' (traditional meal)
Example #38:

    E142. in              pal-ech              (ten)
    POSS.1.SG     child-ABS.2.SG me
    `you are my child'
Example #39:

    E150. a. yan            in                tsimin
    EXIST    POSS.1.SG horse
    `I have a horse/horses'
Example #40:

    b. yan         ten          tsimin
    EXIST    me            horse
Example #41:

    E152. a. yan            u             tsimin Hwan
    EXIST    POSS.3 horse            John
    `John has a horse.'
Example #42:

    E160. hach yan        u        xikin
    really EXIST   POSS.3 ear
    `he has fine ears'
Example #43:

    E165. kok u                   xikin
    deaf    POSS.3 ear
    `she is deaf'
Example #44:

    b. kok          (u         xikin) in                 mamah
    deaf      POSS.3 ear              POSS.1.SG mother
    `my mother is deaf'
Example #45:

    c. hun-tul                 senyorah moch, moch y-ok
    one-CL.animate       lady           lame       [lame     0-foot]
    `a lame lady, a lady with lame feet' (MUUCH 017)
Example #46:

    E174. t-in                hak-ah                u        y-ex
    PAST-SBJ.1.SG pull.down-CMPL          POSS.3 0-pants
    `I pulled down his pants'
Example #47:

    E194. a             tatah (tech)
    POSS.2     father     you
    `your father'
Example #48:

    E197. a. in            tatah-ech
    POSS.1.SG father-ABS.2.SG
    `you are my father'
Example #49:

    b. tatah-tsil-ech
    `you are a/the father'