GenPossAff~Nonaff: Possessed nouns are optionally marked with possessive affixes; or, the use of such affixes is determined by considerations other than the form of the possessor noun.
(1) āťa-m witujsow ťēnt
(2) āťa-m witujsow ťēnt-e
In Northern Mansi, two constructions can express a possessive relationship (Kálmán 1976, Riese 2001). The first one is the bare juxtaposition of the possessor and the possessed (1), while in the other construction the possessed entity takes a personal suffix (2). The constructions, however, do not differ on syntactic grounds.