Possessive marking in habitive constructions (Surgut Khanty)

NoAff: Possessed nouns are not marked with personal affixes.

(1) ma īki taj-ʌ-əm.

I husband possess-prs-1sg

’I have a husband.’

(2) īki mašina toj.

man car possess.pst.3sg

’The man has a car.’

The possessive relation is expressed by the transitive taj- ‘possess’ verb, which takes the possessed noun as its object. Due to the fact that the accusative case is not marked in Surgut Khanty, the possessed noun stands without an affix.


Márta Csepregi