The second broadest category of possession is "Inalienable". These are items that have some kind of permanent (or semi-permanent) relationship to the possessor. These include:
- Thoughts - my reaction, my input, my thoughts, etc.
- Ideas - my plan, my idea, my concept, etc.
- Dreams - my hopes, my visions, my dream, my nightmare, etc.
- Feelings - my joy, my sadness, my anger, etc.
- Body Parts - my arm, my leg, my spleen, etc.
- Names - my name, my title, etc.
- Qualities - my attitude, my size, my military rank,
- One's own family groups - my family, my house/tribe, my children, my parents, etc.
The Possessive Particle
Inalienable possession is marked with the particle i and follows a fairly simple rule.
- Possessor + i + Possession
The Exception to the Rule
As with many grammar rules, there's an exception. When referring to a tribe or a house by name, the possessor is always used in adjectival form (following the noun, "house").
The inalienable construct is still used in this context, however, in conjunction with pronouns.