I love & hate Danish! What I hear in this sentence is "day uh den smell" Will my brain ever adjust?
Completely agree with your post of 3 years ago about your love/hate relationship with Danish!
So, when the definite article for a word is '-en', the possessive pronoun is den or dens?
It depends on who owns the thing. If the possessor is a -en word, then it's 'den/dens', if the possessor is a -et word, then it's 'det/dets'. Example: Han spiser hundens mad. Han spiser dens mad. Dens is used because the dog is a -en word. On the other hand, Han spiser dyrets mad. Han spiser dets mad. Dets is used due to dyr being a -et word
Can this sentence be understood reflexively? In other words, can the first "it" be understood to mean the same it that's represented in "its"? (Basically, saying that the thing is its own food; ie, it eats itself). Or do the two "it"s refer to different things?
Would there be any difference in pronounciation with "De er dens mad"? (they are its food)