Could one say, for example, "jentas eplet"? Or, in sentences of this type, "x's y", the y is always indefinite?
I ask it because, one could also say, "eplet til jenta", and it would be equivalent (or so I think) to "jentas eple", but "eple" is indefinite in one and definite in the other. What gives?
The use depends on the speaker (region) or context.
- "Jentas eple" is the recommended style in Bokmål.
- "Jenta sitt eple" is a dialectal variant, and is common in Nynorsk. This style is not recommended in Bokmål.
- "Eplet til jenta" is also a dialectal variant, and common in Nynorsk. This style may be used in Bokmål.