- What are bound personal pronouns?
- When do they function as possessive adjectives?
- When do they function as object pronouns?
Bound personal pronouns are enclitic. They are never used alone. They are bound by their preceding word and form syllable with it.
Bound personal pronouns fulfill different functions depending on the word they come after.
When bound pronouns come after a noun (phrase), they function as possessive adjectives:
If the preceding word ends in a long vowel, a -y- appears between the word and the pronoun:
When bound pronouns come after a verb, they function as an object pronouns:
I saw him/her/it
|فردا میبینمت |
See you tomorrow
Bound pronouns are also used with prepositions, especially in spoken Persian: