Noun-Gen

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Word Order
Notes
Possessive phrase composed of a free possessor and its possessum has possessum first (e.g. 'book of John')

Languages

Language Feature Status Grammatical Notes Source Created By Etymology Notes General Notes Phylogenetic Code
Cahuilla no Jane Hill
Cupeño no Jane Hill
Luiseño no Jane Hill
Serrano no Jane Hill
Kitanemuk yes Jane Hill
Kawaiisu Jane Hill
Timbisha no Jane Hill
Western Mono no Jane Hill
Chemehuevi no Jane Hill
Southern Paiute no Jane Hill
Southern Ute no Jane Hill
Shoshone no Jane Hill
Comanche no Jane Hill
Idaho Shoshone no Jane Hill
Northern Paiute no Jane Hill
Gabrielino Jane Hill
Achagua no Wilson & Levinsohn 1992: 5 Ana Paula Brandao
Resígaro no Allin, 1976: 223 Aimee Lawrence
Bare no Aikhenvald, 1995: 14 Ana Paula Brandao
Warekena yes Aikhenvald, 1998: 295 Ana Paula Brandao
Piapoco no Galindo, 2002: 96 Aimee Lawrence
Yukuna no Shauer & Shauer, 1978: p. 28, Shauer and Shauer 2000: p. 518 Aimee Lawrence
Yavitero yes All examples of possessive noun phrases show a noun-gen pattern. Mosonyi, 1987: p. 37 Aimee Lawrence
Wapishana yes Santos, 2006: 222 Ana Paula Brandao, Amanda Meeks
Wayuu yes Mansen & Captain, 2000: p. 799 Aimee Lawrence
Tariana no From the examples, it looks as though the possessor precedes the possessum, except when the possessor is mentioned as an afterthought. Aikhenvald, 2003: 123 Aimee Lawrence
Apurinã no Facundes, 2000: 449 Aimee Lawrence
Asheninka Apurucayali yes Mihas 2010:122 Daniel Smith
Maipure no Zamponi 2003:32 Amanda Meeks
Yanesha' no Duff-Tripp 1997:29-30 Daniel Valle
Kinikinau yes Souza 2008:115-6 Daniel Valle
Baure yes Danielsen 2007 Daniel Valle
Nanti no Michael, 2008. p. 369 Aimee Lawrence
Paresi no info Rowan 1978, Rowan and Burgess 1979, Brandão 2010 Daniel Valle
Palikur yes Green and Green 1972:27 Daniel Valle
Yine no Matteson 1965:65 Daniel Smith
Añun no info Patte 1989 Daniel Smith
Bora no Seifart - 2005:52 Amanda Meeks
Makiritare no Hall 1988: 42 Melody Ann Ross
Makushi no Carson 1982: 56 Melody Ann Ross
Eñepa no Payne 1993:134 Daniel Valle
Pemon no de Armellada 1999: 13 Shannon Dardis
Guna no Smith texts Daniel Smith
Naso no Quesada 2000 Daniel Smith
Ika yes Frank 1990:4 Daniel Valle
Kogi no info Daniel Valle
Cabecar yes but the possessor is not free since it has the genitive suffix /-tʃa/. Bourland 1976:57 Daniel Valle
Guaymí yes Alphonse 1956:50 Daniel Valle
Damana no Daniel Valle
Sikuani no de Kondo (Vol.2) - 1985:4; Queixalós - 2000:49-206 Amanda Meeks
Macaguan yes Buenaventura - 1993:50 Amanda Meeks
Aguaruna no Overall 2007:545 Daniel Valle
Northern Emberá no Aguirre 1999:79-80 Daniel Valle Chamí
Waorani no Orr et all. 1991:21 Daniel Valle
Ingá no Levinson 1974:19 Daniel Valle
Matses no Fleck:760-9 Daniel Valle
Mapudungun no info Daniel Valle
Páez no Jung:122 Daniel Valle
Quechua Ayacuchano no Parker 1965:41 Daniel Valle
Tikuna yes It is only possible when a topic particle occurs in the sentence Faco Soares 1990:86; 1992:109 Daniel Valle
Urarina no Olawsky:331-40 Daniel Valle
Waunana no Mejía 2000:90 Daniel Valle
Andoke yes for alienable possession; I've only seen this with a free N and pronominal possessor Landaburu 1979: 160 Kelsey Neely
Puinave no Giron 2008: p386 Mitz Perez, Daniel Valle
Central Aymara no Huayhua Pari 2001: 284 Shannon Dardis
Kakua yes Bolaños fieldnotes Katherine Bolaños
Kaingang no info Silva 2011/Goncalves 2011 Daniel Smith
Minica Witoto yes Minor and Minor 1982. p.36 Christopher Clack
Hup no Epps 2008 Pattie Epps
Nadëb/Roçado dialect no Weir 1984 Katherine Bolaños
Dâw yes genetive marked only on alienable Nouns. Suffixed Martins 2004 Katherine Bolaños
Desano no Miller 1999, p. 5 Amanda Novak
Cubeo no Morse & Maxwell 1999, p. 91 Amanda Novak
Kotiria no Stenzel 2004, p. 183 Amanda Novak
Makuna yes Smothermon & Smothermon 1993, p.40 Chris Clack
Koreguaje no Cook & Criswell 1993, iii Chris Clack
Barasano no Jones & Jones 1991, p.61 Chris Clack
Tanimuca no Strom 1992, p.131 Chris Clack
Siona no Wheeler - 1987:121-125 Amanda Meeks
Tukano no Ramirez 1997: 324 Kelsey Neely
Yanomami no Ramirez 1994: 179 Kelsey Neely
Ninam no info Goodwin-Gomez Kelsey Neely no examples with full NPs, pronoun order varies
Sanumá no Borgman 1990: 127 Kelsey Neely
Surui no Van der Meer (?):1 Daniel Valle
Karitiana no Everett 2006:303-4 Daniel Valle
Nheengatu no Cruz 2011:259 Daniel Smith
Paraguayan Guaraní no Ayala 1996:85-6 Daniel Valle
Aché no info Daniel Valle
Kokama no Vallejos 2010:251 Daniel Smith
Nyangumarta yes done 1
Jingulu yes done 1
Wambaya yes done 1
Bunuba yes done 1
Walmajarri yes Done-Claire 1
Nyulnyul yes done? 1
Warrwa yes done 1
Worrorra yes ms13.1.2 done 1
Garrwa yes 8 done 1
Gooniyandi yes done 1
Warlpiri no? L50 done 0
Bardi yes done-Claire 1
Yugambeh Y?
Yorta Yorta yes 57 done 1
Yir Yoront Done-Dan
Yindjibarndi yes cf text 52, line 3, p226 done-Dan 1
Yidiny no done-Catherine 0
Yanyuwa n/a Done-Austin 0
Yandruwandha yes 79 Done-Dan 1
Yan-nhangu not yet
Yalarnnga n/a Done-Dan 0
Woiwurrung no 68 done-Amalia 0
Wirangu No 51 done 0
Wemba-Wemba no H 32 done-Amalia 0
Warumungu yes 55 done-Amalia 1
Wangkumara no info done X
Uradhi No 371 Y 0
Paakantyi yes 103 Y-Hannah 1
Pitta-Pitta No 214 Done-Amalia 0
Pintupi no info done-Hannah x
Nyungar no? d44 done 0
Nhanta yes Done-Hannah 1
Ngiyambaa no info Done-Emily x
Ngayawang No info done-Amalia x
Muruwari yes 67 Done-Dan 1
Mpakwithi
Mayi-Yapi yes 45, 48 done 1
Martuthunira yes 91-92 done 1
Marrgany No 335 Done-Amalia 0
Kuuk Thaayorre Yes 77 Done-Amalia 1
Kuku Yalanji yes 121 Done-Jessica 1
Kugu-Nganhcara yes 389 done-Amalia 1
Kaurna No info done-Amalia x
Kalkatungu no cf 50, (3.78), e.g. Done-Dan 0
Jaru no info Done-Amalia x
Guugu-Yimidhirr yes 56 Done-Amalia 1
Gureng Gureng no info Done-Amalia x
Gupapuyngu
Gumbaynggirr no 260 done-Amalia 0
Gugu-Badhun no 123-4 done-Jessica 0
Yuwaalaraay Yes 96 1
Dyirbal No 291 done-Amalia 0
Duungidjawu yes 36-37 done 1
Djinang No 197 Done-Amalia 0
Djabugay done
Diyari yes 96; 138 done-Hannah 1
Dharuk
Dharawal no info done-Hannah w Dhurga) x
Darkinyung yes 51 done 1
Bularnu yes 85 Done-Austin 1
Biri yes 55 done-Jessica 1
Bidjara-Gungabula no 53; 54 done-Jessica 0
Batyala no info Done-Amalia x
Arabana no info Done-Dan x
Alyawarr yes 75, 117 done 1
Nyikina yes done-Claire 1
Yawuru Y-Claire
Ngarinyin
Yulparija Yes 28 Done-Amalia 1
Wathawurrung no 74 done 0
Mathi-Mathi no 89 done-Amalia 0
Hunter River and Lake Macquarie no 26 done-Amalia 0
Thanggati no 20-21 done 0
Katthang no 103 done-Amalia 0
Panyjima no 144 done 0
Ngarinyeri No 11 done-Amalia 0
Kurrama yes 38 done-Dan 1
Yingkarta yes Done-Claire 1
Githabul No 33 Done-Amalia 0
Gunya No 335 Done-Amalia 0
Kunjen No 42 Done- 0
WesternTorres no FO 125, 129 done 0
Wakaya yes 126 done 1
Yindjilindji yes 502 done 1
Bandjalang yes 31 Done-Amalia 1
Ngaatjatjara No 29 done 0
Arrernte Yes 149 1
Kokatha No 55 0
Karajarri Yes 293 Done-Amalia 1
Pitjantjatjara No Y 17 0
Ritharrngu Yes 24 Done-Amalia 1
Warrgamay Yes 63 Done-Amalia 1
Warluwarra yes 876 Done-Amalia 1
Warnman No 23 Done-Amalia 0
Djapu yes 123 1
Bilinarra yes 4.7.1 done 1
Wiradjuri no info done x
Aghu-Tharnggala Yes 81 Y2 1
Narungga No 65 done 0
Tharrkari Yes 13 1
Wajarri Yes 138 1
Warungu yes 639 1
Adnyamathanha Y2
Yagua no Payne and Payne 1990 Daniel Smith
Baniwa yes Ramirez 2001 Patience Epps