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"I have a dog."

Translation:Mae ci gen i.

October 13, 2016



Could it also be, "Mae gen i gi"?


Could it also be 'Mae gan i ci'?


No. Two things, as shown in the examples and explanations in the notes for this section on 'Possession':

  • Mae gen i... - Not * gan i
  • This pattern requires a soft mutation of ci -> gi if you put gyda fi/gen i in front of ci

Correct versions:

  • Mae [gen i/gyda fi] gi
  • Mae ci [gen i/gyda fi]
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