I am not sure if this is the place to ask, but I guess it counts as a stupid question, so here goes.
I have a story with father and mother wolves and their cubs. I got to a point where the mother was rallying her cubs. "Mother wolf rallied her cubs." I am wondering if there is a way to say that sentence without referring to Mother Wolf twice, "mother wolf rallied her cubs".
Is there any way to mark that both she is doing the action and that the cubs are hers and the object without referencing her twice, both she did and her cubs?
- wolf- mother-LSTV -SUB rally-PFV-DYN cub-PL- POSS.SUB -OBJ
The problem is mother wolf is the subject, and cubs are the object. Maybe I could put something on the subject, mother wolf, that says she 'owns' the object? Or maybe something on the object, but the object would have to be the subject as well, having both mother wolf and cubs in one, and that just sounds bad, but may be possible.
Otherwise, I do not know. It really is not that important, but at least a curiosity. Is it possible? If not, is it possible for a language that marks for person or gender?