I am a little confused by the ending -nne in the adjective. The notes say that when the noun is definite the article is pre-positioned (as in english) and the adjective is declined as a plural even if it isn't, which would be the case here. But there is no preceding Det before the adjective, but sit (its), then this works for possesives too and any determiner for that matter?
It doesn't work for all determiners (for example it would still be et lysegrønt æg) just ones that act like definites (not sure how linguistically correct that is, but it's how I like to think about it), so it would use the e-form after dette and the possessives, too, for example
Because the possessive sit causes the noun æg to be definite. It's a certain egg. And definite nouns use the definite adjective form, which is the -e form:
- et grønt æg (neuter form)
- flere grønne æg (plural form)
- det grønne æg (definite form)
- mit grønne æg (definite)
(Plural and definite forms are identical for all but a few adjectives.)
Definite articles are used when you refer to a specific object, and that specific object is a definite noun.
- a house - indefinite article, indefinite noun
- the house - definite article, definite noun
That terminology makes somewhat more sense when you talk about Danish because a definite noun can have a distinct form:
- et hus - indefinite article, indefinite noun
- huset - definite noun, no article
The definiteness of a noun has to be reflected in the definiteness of the article, adjective, and anything else that's associated with that noun. It works just like grammatical genders do.
- et grønt hus - all words indefinite, all neutral-gender
- det grønne hus - all words definite, all neutral-gender
Sean, "it's" would be the wrong form here; it's a contracted form of "it is". But in this sentence we're talking about something that a bird ("it") possesses. The possessive form for "it" is "its", no apostrophe. English possessive forms of personal pronouns never get an apostrophe: "my/mine, your/yours, his, her/hers, its, our/ours, their/theirs".
There are chickens that lay light green eggs light blue eggs and light brown eggs this is two mostly of chickens you have when you order them they come from South American countries don't ask me why the dark brown eggs are from chickens in North America again don't ask me why they just do