Possessive pronouns



aga:węh

(it is) mine, ours; my, our ...

sa:węh

(it is) yours (one person's); your ...

ho:węh

(it is) his

go:węh

(it is) hers, someone's

o:węh

it belongs to it (an animal); its ...

hona:węh

(it is) theirs (males only); it belongs to them (males only); their ...

gonǫ:węh

(it is) theirs (females or mixed group); it belongs to them (females or mixed group); their ...

onǫ:węh

(it is) theirs (animals); it belongs to them (animals); their ...

(The above examples are from: Michelson, K. 1994. Language Patterns in Ontario Oneida, Cayuga, and Mohawk. Ontario Training and Adjustment Board.)

Here are some examples of how the possessive pronouns are used in sentences:

Ne:ˀ

hne:ˀ

go:węh.

That's hers, in fact.

it is

in fact

hers


go:węh

ga̲ˀdrehdase:ˀ?

Who owns that new car?

Who

someone's

that

new car


Tęˀ

gęh

neˀ

desa:węh?

Isn't that yours?

Not

question

it

it's not yours



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