I figured when a sentence starts with " Ini"....it meanss " This is". Whereas "Bola ini"..means "This ball" i hope this helps.
This is my ball = Ini bola saya
This ball is mine = Bola ini punya saya / Bola ini milik saya
Haven't we learned something like Saya punya bola?
Why is it now Bola punya saya?
Both way means the same?
just to clarify - why is it not 'bola ini milik saya'? (maybe I'm understanding the 'milik' term incorrectly)
milik is actually better as it implies ownership whereas punya implies possession, although both are still correct.