Language Structure Problems

Solomon Islands Pijin

Examine the data below and describe how possessives are formed in Pijin. Be sure to explain what order the words must be placed in and discuss the meaning and use of pronouns.

1. piksa blong hem - her picture
2. seleni blong mere - the woman's money
3. sanbis blong yumi - our beach
4. sip blong olketa - their boat
5. waka blong hem - his job
6. piksa blong sanbis - a picture of the beach
7. haus blong hem - its house
8. piska blong mere - the woman's picture