"I am happy! My dog grows up."
Translation:אני שמח! הכלבה שלי גדלה.
When I read the introduction to the possessive suffixes I understood that they are not currently common usage, and where they are used the most is attached to only certain nouns, such as kinship terms. Perhaps it is not incorrect but old fashioned?
Question: there are many instances where "another correct solution" is offered to me, and the only difference is the addition of vowel pointing. Is there actually a way to add the vowels on a Hebrew keyboard? And is there a way to add them on an American keyboard that's been switched to Hebrew input?
Shalom! If you download the Hebrew keyboard, you'll find the Nikkud signs under the number keys. But I can't guarantee there's a way to write them under the Hebrew letters, I've never tried. The Nikkud is used only in poetry and in the books for children. All the normal writing takes place without the vowel system. Hope that's useful information.
Well, גָּדַל grow up belongs to a group of dynamic verbs which belong to the so called stative verbs. It has no ordinary present, but is replaced by adjectives, which is in this case גָּדֵל. Other examples are שָׁמַן to become fatter, עָבָה to thicken and יָבַשׁ to dry out, whose present is replaced by the adjectives שָׁמֵן fat, עָבֶה thick and יָבֵשׁ dry respectively. And therefore the present גְּדֵלָה and past גָּדְלָה look similar.