ôar

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See also: oar, OAR, and öar

Cimbrian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German iuwer, from Old High German iuwar, from Proto-Germanic *izweraz (your). Cognate with German euer, Dutch uw, English your, Icelandic yðar.

Determiner[edit]

ôar (plural ôarn, bon/dar ôordarn) (Sette Comuni)

  1. your (plural)
    'Z ôar haus hat biil dabaite.
    Your home is very spacious.
    D'ôarn züune zèint guute puuben.
    Your sons are good boys.
    Ist an tòchtar dar ôordarn gamèghelt?
    Is your daughter married?
  2. yours (plural)
    Diize khüu zèint d'ôarn.
    These cows are yours.

Usage notes[edit]

The following rules apply to all Cimbrian possessive determiners:

  • They are inflected by number and gender in only exclamations.
  • Before nouns, they are inflected for number only and follow the corresponding definite article (a form of dar).
    • The plural ending is -en, or -∅ when the pronoun itself ends in -n.
  • Predicatively, they are uninflected and the definite article is not used.
  • Following bon (of) or dar (the only surviving trace of a genitive definite article; used for all numbers and genders) they end in -darn.

Inflection[edit]

Inflection of ôar
masculine feminine neuter plural
ôordar ôara ôares ôare
These inflections are only used in exclamations.

See also[edit]

Possessive determiners
singular plural
1st person main ögnar
2nd person dain ôar
3rd person zain

References[edit]

  • “ôar” in Martalar, Umberto Martello; Bellotto, Alfonso (1974) Dizionario della lingua Cimbra dei Sette Communi vicentini, 1st edition, Roana, Italy: Instituto di Cultura Cimbra A. Dal Pozzo