LESSON 7: The Pronouns III (Oblique Form)

                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:

OBLIQUE PRONOUNS   
(INDEPENDENT, POSSESSIVE PRONOUNS) 

in BAHASA SUG

1st Person (speaker) Singular
Káku’
Dual
Kátu’
Plural (including the listener)
Kátu’ niyu
Plural (excluding the listener)
Kámu’
2nd Person (to listener) Singular
Kaymu
Plural
Kaniyu
3rd Person (absent) Singular
Kaniya
Plural
Kanila
(Please try to compare this table with the previous tables given in lessons 5 and 6)
                This is the equivalent of Tagalog Language’s “Sa Akin, Sa Iyo, Sa Kaniya…” and the English’s “Mine, Yours, Him/Hers, and Theirs”. Examples in Tausug conversation:

As expressing possession:

                Káku’ in kahawa ini.                       This coffee is mine.
                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:

Miyadtu aku kanila.       =      I went to them. (kanila is the subject of the verb miyadtu)
Nagbayta’ siya káku’     =        He said to me. (kaku’, “me” is the direct object of the verb    nagbayta, “was told”)
                Because there is nothing left to explain, this will end our lesson number 7. For more examples and new Tausug words for your vocabulary, pls go to the download link below and click download. Keep inviting more friends to learn Bahasa Sug with you. It’s more fun if you have a partner 🙂
                Here’s another short Tausug conversation (Pagsambung-laung) to better understand how these pronouns are used:
Pagsambung-Laung III              [NEEDS EDITING! NEEDS NEW EXAMPLE!!!] 
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You can listen to this conversation in the audio files provided.
Till next Thursday. Salam kasilasa!           
-Anak Iluh
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