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There are apparently languages that do not mark possessives in any
way. They simply juxtapose two nouns to express possession. So for
example to express "John's car", they would say either "car John" or
I am looking for references to any studies dealing with this
phenomenon, either in specific languages or in general. I would also
be very gratefulif anyone could tell me about languages that use this
structure, because so far I have only found a very few cases.
Thanks in advance,
Joost Kremers, M.A.
University of Nijmegen
Department of Languages and Cultures of the Middle-Eas
PO Box 9103
6500 HD Nijmegen