Object pronouns

Up till this point, we have learned about subject pronouns and verbs. Now it is time to learn object pronouns (e.g. me, you, him … etc).

In Egyptian, object pronouns are suffixes that are appended to the verb. The following table lists the different object pronouns.

me -neeـنِي
you (m.) -akـَك
you (f.) -ekـِك
you (pl.) -komـكُم
him -ohـُه
her -haaـهَا
them -homـهُم
us -naaـنَا

The first word of this lesson’s title is an example of how to use ‘me’. No need to state that learning object pronouns is crucial, moreover, it pays back well as you will see in the next section. 

One more basic thing you want to learn is possessive pronouns (e.g. my, your, his … etc). Egyptian uses a system that is more similar to the English composition:

{possessed} of {possessor} Except that in Egyptian, there’s no word for “of”. Instead, having the {possessed} indefinite and {possessor} definite is enough to indicate the relationship. To conclude, an indefinite followed by a definite indicates that the later possesses former. Now how to say something like “his book”? From the previous explanation it should be transformed to “book of him” and remembering there is no “of” it would be “book him”:
ketaabohكِتَابُه
This brings us back to object pronouns! Possessive pronouns (except “my”) are formed simply by appending object pronouns to a noun. There is an exception though with one possessive pronoun, that is “my”. To say “my book”:
ketaabeeكِتَابِي
 

That is it with object and possessive pronouns. Hopefully you are more expressive in Egyptian by now ;).

Source: http://areg.amaksoud.com/en/give_me_my_book

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