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"My daughters are your daughters."

Translation:ילדותיי הן ילדותייךָ.

July 28, 2016

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/steve1737

Why ילדותייךָ.? Why not ילדותיךָ?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/radagastthebrown

You're right in my opinion. It should either be ילדותיךָ or ילדותייךְ (masculine or feminine). But using vowels without nikkud doesn't have strict rules, so it's not completely wrong to write with double 'י here for the masculine conjugation.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ztk123

why is הן necessary?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/radagastthebrown

A copula in Hebrew is usually required between two nouns. However, between a noun and an adjective you can generally drop it, so:

My daughters are happy = ילדותיי שמחות


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jefftitle46

Thank you, Rada!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/bryanspitz

Why are there two ייs after the ת? Shouldn't it be spelled ילדותיךָ?


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    Though it's understood that ילדותיי would be referring to someones daughters, it would be properly translated as girls. So shouldn't the correct translation be בנותיי הן בנותיך?

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