iaidi people's: form of the general possessive classifier [...]

Part of Speech possessive
Phonetic Form jaiⁿdi
    • people's: form of the general possessive classifier (enone*), with an impersonal possessor (idi ‘people, one’)
      • Gram
      • Example 630:
        Noma li-lanasu idi ne ngatene engaenga: ebele nga namolo iaidi, viabasa idi, kula none aidi, viñe buioe aidi.
        In the olden days, killing someone could be done using a variety of objects, such as their clothes, their hair, the food they left, the nut they chewed…
      • Example 840:
        Ka telepakau pe na, lek’ iaidi, idi pe li-romo idi tae. Kape le-wamu idi ñe idi.
        In our culture, cross-cousins [lit. people's cross-cousins] must not look at each other. They must hide from each other.
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    • of the people who
    • Syntactic Restriction followed by modifier
      • Example 329:
        Banie, pon Teliki iaidi pe li-maluo, iaidi pe li-bu.
        Banie was the god of the Living, but also the god of the Dead.
      • Example 841:
        Moe iaidi i-lemoli.
        This is just a house for ordinary people.
      • Example 842:
        Pe kulumoe ponu, kulumoe iaidi mwaliko tae.
        That island was not occupied by humans.
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Related entries

  • See also:
    • aidi1 form of the possessive classifier used for food, tools, customary possessions etc. (enaka*), with an impersonal possessor (idi ‘people’)
    • enone ‘my’: 1sg form of possessive classifier for General, default possession / classifier for various possessions / classifier for kinship relations when the noun is not inherently a kin term (opp. one, classifier for kin terms) / classifier for some more abstract relations
    • idi1 ‘people’, ‘one’, ‘they’: 3rd plural impersonal pronoun for human referents / humans, as opp. to spirits or animals