nÄ«kan is a preposition meaning “together with”, or “with” as long as it is not an instrumentive reading. nÄ«kan also requires that its object be inanimate. The usual syntax is NP1 nÄ«kan NP2(inanimate). NP1 can be animate. When this happens, nÄ«kan is usually inflected for person. If so, the syntax becomes looser and it is possible to rearrange all the constituents into any order.
The inflections are: nÄ«kanle for first person, nÄ«kanrie for second person, and nÄ«kamma for 3rd person.
In the North Wind and the Sun the next sentence involves marÄona nÄ«kamma jalÅ«ra jacÄlle. marÄona (NP1) means “wanderer” and was discussed earlier. jalÅ«ra jacÄlle (NP2) was discussed yesterday and means “a warm cloak”. So marÄona nÄ«kamma jalÅ«ra jacÄlle is “a wanderer with a warm cloak”.