Bismillah. This is the 7th lesson on “Tausug 101: Learning Bahasa Sug” by Anak Iluh. For lists of lessons, please go to: Lists of Lessons.
We are done with the first two forms of pronouns in Bahasa Sug: the Nominative (lesson 5) and the Genitive (lesson 6) pronouns. Today, we will discuss the third and last form of pronouns: the Oblique form.
Oblique Pronouns are also known as “Independent, Possessive Pronouns”. These are another form of possessive pronouns (which state ownership) like the genitive pronouns; but they are able to stand on their own (thus the name independent) and are also used as subject of the verb in a sentence. Here are the Oblique Pronouns in Bahasa Sug:
(INDEPENDENT, POSSESSIVE PRONOUNS)
in BAHASA SUG
|1st Person (speaker)||Singular||
|Plural (including the listener)||
|Plural (excluding the listener)||
|2nd Person (to listener)||Singular||
|3rd Person (absent)||Singular||
As expressing possession:
Kaymu in tinapay. The bread is yours.
In mga saying yaun, kanila. Those bananas are theirs.
(Note: This lesson was made while the author is feeling hungry, really hungry.=)
And as subject of the verb:
Nagbayta’ siya káku’ = He said to me. (kaku’, “me” is the direct object of the verb nagbayta, “was told”)