Possessive adjectives

Normal form

Possession is normally expressed by bound personal pronouns coming at the end of a noun phrase (noun + adjective):

SingularPlural
ammyemânour
atyour (informal)etânyour (polite)
ashhis, her, itseshântheir
his, her (polite)

NOTE If the noun phrase ends in a vowel (except e), then a -y- is added before the possessive adjective

Examples

Strong form

Possession can also be expressed using genitive case and free personal pronouns. This structure is mainly used for emphasis:

SingularPlural
-e manmy-e mâour
-e toyour (informal)-e shomâyour (polite)
-e u, -e ânhis, her, its-e ânhâ
-e ishân
their
his, her (polite)

Examples