Possessive Pronouns in Welsh
In the Tips and Notes for Family1 lesson there is the following sentence:
Sometimes, the pronouns are run, but this is considered colloquial. They are:
- Fy ... i (my)
What does "the pronouns are run" mean? From the example, does it mean that "fy" is replaced by "i"?
Usually it means 'conjugated' or 'inflected' - some prepositions are inflected by person. For example, am:
- amdana i
- amdanat ti
- amdano fe
- amdani hi
- amdanon ni
- amdanoch chi
- amdanyn nhw
But I do not know what Duo means by 'running' pronouns.
Edit - Having looked again at those tips and notes it looks like a mistake. The second, auxiliary pronoun which comes after the thing possessed (for example, the i in fy nghar i) is often used for emphasis.
The non-colloquial form for "my jeans" would be "fy jîns" whereas often people willl say "fy jîns i" or, as I suppose it could be LITERALLY translated, "my jeans I". This is what they mean by a run pronoun.
(but it can't be translated "my jeans I", as that doesn't make sense in English)
"Run"/"Rhedeg" is the Welsh word for "conjugate". eg. "To conjugate the verb"="Rhedeg y berf".
It is considered informal to include the pronoun after the noun and even more informal to not include the possessive pronoun before it. For example: Fy mhlant = my children (formal) Fy mhlant i = my children (normal/formal) Plant (f)i = my children (very informal)