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Genitive and Oblique Forms

The possessive forms of the pronouns, and the oblique forms (with addition of case) differ from the Nominatives in the 1st and 2nd persons, but not in the third person. (See § xxx, Chap. 2, for a discussion of case and oblique forms.)

Things to note: dative forms for the first and second persons singular, have the shape ǡ -akku instead of ˡ -ukku, which is normal with nouns and third-person pronouns. The third neuter may have the genitive/oblique form ǻ atan before some case forms, e.g. ǻ adanaale, originally the instrumental form, but now a lexical item meaning `therefore'. Otherwise the `genitive' of adu is adukku, i.e. derived from the dative, or in some dialects ػ׹ adoode. Thus adukku tale `its head' or adu tale, or ػ׹ adoode tale `ibid.'



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