Deskanz Whe - 6
The true possessive adjective
In lesson 4 you learn't how to express my, his, her, etc. As a pseudo possessive adjective by simply adding ve, e hei , etc. The true possessive adjective is just as common and in places must be used in preference. It supplies a separate word for each person and each word except fro the 1st & 2nd persons plural cause certain modifications in the spelling of a following word (the thing or person possessed). As follows:
|a3, ma3||my||All are numbered 3 and cause the same aspirate mutation of C & K as shown in the numerals section under 3|
|ago3, go3, o3||their|
|e2||his, its||Softens letters as shown in lesson 2|
|agon, gon||our||These do not cause any chabges|
|agoz, goz, oz||your|
Any variation shown may be used. The shorter forms being preferred generally, but those beginning with a vowel must be used following a consonant. NB o is obscure throughout.
en (the) becomes et before all vowel forms. So:
|et a||in my (but en ma, id)|
|et a||in his, her, its|
|et agon||in our|
|et agoz / oz||in your|
|et ago / o||in their|
en also translates (in the). This is sometimes found as et an in literature after 1700, but in part 1 we will keep to the first version.