Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Learn Late Cornish Bit by Bit 8 (Possessive adjectives 1)

Possessive adjectives I

You may spot in another guise. Used before the noun it also means my. Unfortunately you have to remember some more mutations! So, you may prefer to use the personal pronoun after the noun, e.g.

kei                                         a dog
hei                                     my dog
an[1] kei vy[2]                       my dog
hota                                    my coat

[1] some people may omit the definite article <an> if it is obvious that there is only one dog in question
[2] This <vy> does  not rhyme with English “pie”. In old texts it was often written <vee>, so this is the pronunciation.

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