17 Suffixes on Nominals
Most of the time, suffixes on nominals denote possession (German: possessive pronoun “mein/dein/sei” etc.). Their forms are basically like those cited in § 11. Differences arise from the form of the nominal onto which the suffixes are put.
17.1 Suffixes on the Singular
Suffixes on nominals with unchangeable vowels and without the sign of the feminine:
Connecting vowels stand before suffixes that end in a consonant, in particular e or ä and (only before suffixes of the 3rd person) a.
In principle, the vowel before the suffix is accented, other than כֶם and כֶן, which are always accented (heavy suffixes), and ךָ, which is accented in context. Before these three suffixes, the connecting vowel has elided or disappeared (Schwa). ← 54 | 55 →
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