🌏 Region(s): Ryukyu (Okinawa)
が : ga | define meaning
- Used as a genitive case marker to denote a possessive or apparent relationship between a person or pronoun and another noun. It is considered less formal than ぬ nu, and is mostly limited to affirmative statements.
Cognate to the Old Japanese informal genitive or possessive particle が ga, still common in Kyushu and parts of the Ryukyu Islands.
The exact usage and distribution of the genitive particles が ga and ぬ nu varies greatly among Okinawan dialects.