Case marking on personal pronouns (Synja Khanty)

PPAff: Case is marked on personal pronouns using suffixes.

(1) xanti jāsəŋ jama ūjt-l-em.

I Khanty language well know-prs-1sg

’I speak Khanty well.’ (Onina 2009: 51)

(2) miša xanti jāsəŋ at ūjte-l, luwel-n luw lāwǝʀ jāsəŋ.

Misha Khanty language neg know-prs.3sg he-loc (s)he difficult language

’Misha doesn’t speak Khanty, because he finds it difficult.’ (S. O.)

In Synja Khanty, the non-grammatical case-suffixes (lat, loc) are attached to a modified stem (nominative + possessive affix), which is the same form that is used for expressing the accusative-dative when without a case ending (cf. Honti 1984: 70–74).


Nikolett F. Gulyás