Class 1 Nouns
Class 1 nouns cannot be possessed, but they can participate in an associative construction. The associative construction pairs a noun with a rational animate associate as [N N.raa]. Any classifier in the construction would reference the first noun. For example:
meli-lewa yisi 'son 1SG.A CLAS:child' or "my son".
mother’s brother, uncle
mother’s mother’s brother, great uncle
man, adult male
woman’s daughter, man’s sister’s daughter
Stars are considered to be rational animates as they are spirits, deities, ancestors.
mother’s mother, grandmother, female ancestor
man’s son, woman’s brother’s son or nephew, man’s daughter’s husband, woman’s brother’s son’s wife or nephew’s wife.
neighbor, member of one’s tribe or locality