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Declention/mutations of possessive pronouns?

I'm asking since I can't find any information about it on the Internet - do the irish possessives undergo mutations or declention? For example if I wanted to ask "Where are you, my wife?" - would be "Cá bhfuil tú, a mho bhean?" or "Cá bhfuil tú, a mo bhean?"? Or maybe we just skip the "a" in that case ("Cá bhfuil tú, mo bhean?") or use some completely different structure?

Thanks in advance :)

September 17, 2014

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/scilling

Are you asking about the possessive adjectives, or about the nouns which the possessive adjectives govern? Are you asking about them only in the vocative case?


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about the possessive adjectives themselves, I know that the nouns after the possessives are lenited/eclipsed. And not only in vocative, in any situation that would normally trigger the mutation (besides vocative it could be for example the situation like "in your apple" - would it be "i nd'ull" ?


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Setting aside prepositional forms, the possessive adjectives are not mutated, other than mom’, dod’ before a vowel or fh + vowel. They are only declined for person and number. Possessive adjectives aren’t used in the vocative — for example, one would address someone as “my friend” using a chara. “In your apple” would be i d’úll.


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Go raibh maith agat, that's all I wanted to know :)

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