In the case of "bir tencere makarna", the "bir tencere" takes the role of an adjective of quantity. It's no different than saying: "1 kg makarna". You just define the quantity in terms of tencere's. And adjectives don't trigger a possessive on the noun they're affecting.
Hello Sabine! I'm trying to understand the exact difference between ""tencere makarna" and "makarna tenceresi". Tencere makarna/ makarna tenceresi
Tencere makarna=a pot of pasta There is the idea, the meaning of quantity, capacity, fullness, contents.
Makarna tenceresi= a pasta pot There is the idea, the meaning of quality, function, container, emptyness.
In Tencere makarna : an « noun-adjective » + a noun, both at nominative case.
In Makarna tenceresi : two nouns, the first one at nominative case and the second one at possessive case. It is a compound noun with possessive construction.
What do you think of my explanations? Thanks!