HELP Greek genitive, possessive, accusative-
Hi I have just started learning greek on here... I wonder if somebody can help explain this to me? I have been practicing the personal pronoun section- for example το αγόρι της διαβάζει μια εφημερίδα- the boy reads her a newspaper but couldn't this also read "her boy reads a newspaper" with της being the genitive indicating possession? And why is the accusative τη not used here? so confused! Please can somebody help me understand.
I don't know if you've seen this link before. --- It is a small Greek Grammar. https://duome.eu/tips/en/el
See also Luke's comment. Aileme explains everything.
Let's take your example:
Το αγόρι της διαβάζει μια εφημερίδα. - Her boy reads a newspaper.
Το αγόρι τής διαβάζει μια εφημερίδα. - The boy reads her a newspaper.
Look also here, pls:
(pages 94 and 95)
The duome link is a compilation of the Tips & notes which are available on the web site by using the light bulb image at the start of each lesson.
Thank you, Jaye, for that clue! ---It would be good if more people (especially beginners) would take a closer look at the Tips & notes and also at the many excellent discussion posts (with many links)...