Relative personal pronouns

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Relative personal pronouns

Postby Lorenzo » 14-Mar-04 21:04

Hi again,

I have recently come to consider the relative personal pronouns jehoz (M, N), jejíz (F), jejichz (Pl.) (whose).
I think everything is clear and I know how to use them:

Kluk jehoz, knize...
Mesto veliké, jehoz sláva...
Ucitelka, jejíz zaci...
Hokejsty, jejichz tym...

BUT as the Czech language seems to be a never-ending source of surprise I have found something which has been puzzling me:
Je ale par vet jejichz vyznamu nerozumím úplne
I'd expect to find jejiz in this sentence and not jejichz...
There's a couple of sentences: JE par vet (singular) so why isn't it "jejiz"?

Pomoc! :shock:

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Postby Honza » 15-Mar-04 2:02

Hi.

The object (předmět) in your sentence are both words "pár vět". "Pár" is meant here like a numeral to say "how much" sentences. So "jejichž" reacts to the whole object, which is "(pár) VĚT" - Pl.

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Postby Dana » 15-Mar-04 7:37

In Czech, "pár" is treated as a singular, therefore "JE pár vět" (there IS a couple of sentences). However, "jejichž" does not relate to "pár" but to "sentences" (sentences the meaning OF WHICH I don't understand). Since "sentences" is in plural, "jejichž" has to be in plural as well.

You would use "jejíž" if there was only one sentence you didn't understand: "Je ale jedna věta, jejíž význam nechápu" or "...jejímuž významu nerozumím".

Does that make sense?
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Postby Lorenzo » 28-Mar-04 13:05

Yes, it does. It?s just a matter of making the right connections :wink:

Dekan :)

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