PNPnonobl: The object may be optionally marked through the explicit use of the noun or an independent pronoun.
Agr: The object is marked through the use of morphosyntactic agreement on the verb.
(1) āmp rɔ̄pəs-tə süj qōʌ-ʌ-ən? qōʌ-ʌ-em.
dog bark-ptc.prs sound hear-prs-2sg hear-prs-obj.1sg
‘Can you hear that the dogs are barking? I can hear it.’
(2a) tēmi ivan qɔ̄t. tēm qɔ̄t ivan ʌüw ʌüwə wär-təɣ.
this Ivan house this house Ivan he himself make-pst.obj.3sg
‘This is Ivan’s house. Ivan built the house himself.’
(2b) tēmi ivan qɔ̄t. ʌüw ʌüwə wär-təɣ.
this Ivan house he himself make-pst.obj.3sg
‘This is Ivan’s house. He built it himself.’
In Surgut Khanty, the object can be expressed by nouns and pronouns, but if the object is known, it is enough to refer to it with the determinate suffix of the verb (1). A verb conjugated according to the determinate paradigm can appear in sentences where the known object is present (2a), but it can also be used if the object is absent (2b).