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pronouns.

Plural.

Nominative, vi, we;   I, ye; de, they.
Genitive, vores, our;   Eders, your; deres, their.
Other Cases, os, us;   Eder, ye; dem, them.

The reflective pronoun sig, 'self,' is used in both genders for the third person singular.

In common parlance the third person plural de, written with a capital D, (De), is employed in the sense of 'you,' when addressing another individual, excepting in cases of near relationship, or close intimacy, when Du, 'thou,' is used, as among Germans.


Possessive Pronouns.

Singular.

Min, mit, my; din, dit, thy; sin, sit, his, hers, its; vor, vort, our; jer, jert, your.

Plural.

Mine, my; dine, thy; sine, his, hers, its; vore, our; jere, your.

Sin, sit, sine are used exclusively as subjective reflex-possessive pronouns, whilst hans, hendes are used in an objective sense; as, Hun tog sin Hat, 'she took her (own) hat;' han tog hans Hat, 'he took his (another man's) hat.'