| Possession is shown by the
use of the word khɔ̆ɔŋ 'of' followed by a pronoun or noun which gives the identity of the
possessor. Hence Phʉˆan
khɔ̆ɔŋ phŏm means literally 'friend (or friends) of me.' It is also
possible to express possession by omitting khɔ̆ɔŋ (as in the center column above); it, therefore, makes very little
difference whether you say Phʉˆan
khɔ̆ɔŋ phŏm or simply, Phʉˆan phŏm.
Basically, khɔ̆ɔŋ means 'thing.'
will also notice from the examples above that words or phrases indicating possession are
descriptive words or phrases of one type. They are, therefore, placed after the word
they modify just like other types of descriptive words and phrases.