Datapoint Hausa / Locus of Marking in Possessive Noun Phrases

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  1. Tristan Purvis Says:

    On the Locus Marking in Possessive Noun Phrases map, I believe Hausa should be listed as HEAD MARKING (RED), not DEPENDENT MARKING (BLUE).
    Using the same source listed on the map (Newman 2000), section 3.1.3. (Possessives) gives as an example rigar Sule [riga-r Sule] ‘Sule’s gown,’ where the linker -r (feminine form) attaches to the head noun ‘riga’ (gown). Also, in section 3.2.3. (Genitival nouns), dealing with abstract genitival noun phrasess, examples include ruwan zafi [ruwa-n zafi] ‘hot water’ (i.e. heat’s water or water of heat) and maganin tari [magani-n tari] ‘cough medicine’ (i.e. ‘cough’s medicine’ or ‘medicine of cough’), where again, the linker particle -n (masculine form) attaches to the head noun.

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