pronominal suffix

A pronominal suffix is a suffix which is added to a noun, preposition, or verb. This suffix then functions like a pronoun.  Start your study of these here.

  1. a pronominal suffix on a noun is a possessive pronoun.   video
  2. a pronominal suffix on a verb is that verb’s object.    video or p 450 in KHW
  3.  pronominal suffix on a preposition is the object of that preposition.    video or p 454 in KHW

Note:

  • Any noun with a pronominal suffix is considered definite.
  • When attached to a noun, a pronominal suffix is understood to be in construct with the noun to which it is attached.  Therefore, it follows that only nouns in the construct state take pronominal suffixes.

Pronominal suffix on singular nouns:

Parsing

Hebrew

Gloss

common singular first person

סוּסִי

my horse

masculine singular second person

סוּסְךָ

your horse

feminine singular second person

סוּסֵךְ

your horse

masculine singular third person

סוּסוֹ / סוּסֹה / סוּסֵהוּ

his horse

feminine singular third person

סוּסהָ / סוּסָהּ

her horse

common plural first person

סוּסֵנוּ

our horse

masculine plural second person

סוּסְכֶם

your horse

feminine plural second person

סוּסְכֶן

your horse

masculine plural third person

סוּסְהֶם / סוּסָם

their horse

feminine plural third person

סוּסְהֶן / סוּסָן

their horse


Pronominal suffix on plural nouns:

Parsing

Hebrew

Gloss

common singular first person

סוּסַי

my horses

masculine singular second person

סוּסֶיךָ

your horses

feminine singular second person

סוּסַיִךְ

your horses

masculine singular third person

סוּסָיו

his horses

feminine singular third person

סוּסֶיהָ

her horses

common plural first person

סוּסֵינוּ

our horses

masculine plural second person

סוּסֵיכֶם

your horses

feminine plural second person

סוּסֵיכֶן

your horses

masculine plural third person

סוּסֵיהֶם

their horses

feminine plural third person

סוּסֵיהֶן

their horses