formal possessive form of jouw

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formal possessive form of jouw

Post by julius28 » Sat Feb 16, 2013 10:28 pm

Hi,

So in normal form I add -e to mijn auto = de mijne auto

My question is how it is for other persons when talking about formal form:

de uwe auto - your car /formal singular/
de uwe auto - your car /formal plural/

all other forms not formal:

/singular/ stressed
mijn - mijne = de mijne auto
jouw - jouwe = de jouwe auto
zijn - zijne = de zijne auto
haar - haare = de haare auto

/plural/ stressed
ons/onze - onze = de onze auto
jullie - jullie = de jullie auto
hun - hun = de hun auto

Did I get this right?

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Re: formal possessive form of jouw

Post by Quetzal » Sat Feb 16, 2013 11:44 pm

julius28 wrote:Hi,

So in normal form I add -e to mijn auto = de mijne auto
No, you don't. "De mijne" exists, but not "de mijne auto". That should be just "mijn auto".

You use "de mijne" when you don't want to repeat the word "auto". For instance:
"Jouw auto is rood, de mijne is blauw" = Your car is red, mine is blue.

There is a second possibility for the same thing, which is "die van mij/jou/hem/haar/ons/jullie/hen" (or, in the case of neutral words, "dat van mij/jou/etc."). So:

"Jouw auto is rood, die van mij is blauw" = Your car is red, mine is blue.
julius28 wrote:My question is how it is for other persons when talking about formal form:

de uwe auto - your car /formal singular/
de uwe auto - your car /formal plural/

all other forms not formal:

/singular/ stressed
mijn - mijne = de mijne auto
jouw - jouwe = de jouwe auto
zijn - zijne = de zijne auto
haar - haare = de haare auto

/plural/ stressed
ons/onze - onze = de onze auto
jullie - jullie = de jullie auto
hun - hun = de hun auto

Did I get this right?
Not really, see above. But if you leave off the "auto" in each case, then most of those are right, except that "jullie" and "hun" do not have any such word (and also, "hare" has only one A, due to the Dutch spelling rules). For the second and third persons plural, only one of the two possibilities I mentioned above exists, i.e. "die van jullie/hen".

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Re: formal possessive form of jouw

Post by julius28 » Sun Feb 17, 2013 8:42 pm

Thank you :)

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Re: formal possessive form of jouw

Post by Vilmos » Mon Feb 18, 2013 5:28 pm

"Hunne" bestaat wel, maar wordt zeer weinig tot nooit gebruikt. Zie ook deze tabel.

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