adnominal possessives and animacy
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Is anyone aware of a OV-language which has 2 adnominal possessive constructions which differ in the position of the possessor (i.e. which have both a preominal and a postnominal genitive) and where there is an animacy-induced preference for either position?
Similar to English (though a VO-language) where human possessors are preferably realized in prenominal position (1),while inanimate possessors usually occur postnominally (2).
(1) John?s book
(2) the roof of the house
Is there anything comparable for OV-languages?
Can anyone help?
Please reply to firstname.lastname@example.org,
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