possessive pronouns

I still can't figure out, when possessive pronouns are before or after the noun.

Sometimes it's mor mi, and sometimes mi mor.

I noticed that the ones that have -s at the end are always before the noun. Kattens melk.

Anyone has a simple explanation?

August 21, 2018


you can put the pronouns before or after the noun. If they are in front, the noun remains in its indefinite form, if the pronoun is behind, then the noun needs the definite form.
E.g. "faren min" or "min far".

The different forms of the pronouns denote gender and number. There are forms for masculinum (or common), neuter and sometimes femininum (but you can use the common gender here as well), and plural: e.g. min, mitt, mi, mine.
Example for the femininum: "mora mi" or "mi mor". You can as well write "moren min" or "min mor".

The forms with the -s in the end are no pronouns, but genitive forms of nouns, They always are before the referenced noun.

August 21, 2018

This is great explanation. It makes sense now. I did not pay attention to the nouns... Silly me. Tusen takk.

August 21, 2018
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