20 September 2012
his/her is hären
Word derivation for "his/her" :
Basque = haren (or beraren), bere
Finnish = hänen (genitive) + -nsa or -nsä (possessive suffix)
Miresua = hären
My Miresua word is unusually close to the Basque word, haren, and also to the Finnish word, hänen.
In standard Finnish, both the possessive suffix and the genitive of the personal pronoun are apparently compulsory. In colloquial Finnish, usually only hänen (the genitive) is used. The possessive suffixes differ depending on front or back vowel harmony.
Miresua doesn't feature vowel harmony. (Although my experimental Hungarian/Finnish artlang, Samgur, does.)
In Basque, bere is reflexive, meaning his own, her own, plus its own.