In the genitive construction section, we
saw that the noun declensions which have
noonنat their
ends (dual and masculine plural) must lose the noon
when they are the first part of a genitive construction. This is still
true here.

As we mentioned in the previous page, the
form -y(a) of the 1st person singular
pronoun must be used instead of the standard -ee
when adding the pronoun to dual or masculine plural nouns.

1) 'ar-raf"
Case

Noun:
kitaabaan(i)= two books كِتَاْبَاْنِ
('ar-raf"
Case)

Meaning

literal
translation

Example

My two books

kitaabaa-y(a)
=
(the)
two books (of) me

كِتَاْبَاْيَ

Your
two
books

(sing. masc.)

kitaabaa-k(a)
= (the) two books (of) you

كِتَاْبَاْكَ

Your
two
books

(sing. fem.)

kitaabaa-k(i)
=
(the)
two books (of) you

كِتَاْبَاْكِ

His
two
books

kitaabaa-h(u)
= (the) two books (of) him

كِتَاْبَاْهُ

Her
two
books

kitaabaa-haa
= (the) two books (of) her

كِتَاْبَاْهَاْ

Your
two
books

(dual)

kitaabaa-kumaa
= (the) two books (of) them

كِتَاْبَاْكُمَاْ

Their
two
books

(dual)

kitaabaa-humaa
= (the) two books (of) them

كِتَاْبَاْهُمَاْ

Our
two
books

kitaabaa-naa
= (the) two books (of) us

كِتَاْبَاْنَاْ

Your
two
books

(plu. masc.)

kitaabaa-kum
= (the) two books (of) you

كِتَاْبَاْكُمْ

Your
two
books

(plu. fem.)

kitaabaa-kunn(a)
= (the) two books (of) you

كِتَاْبَاْكُنَّ

Their
two
books

(plu. masc.)

kitaabaa-hum
= (the) two books (of) them

كِتَاْبَاْهُمْ

Their two books

(plu. fem.)

kitaabaa-hunn(a)
= (the) two books (of) them

كِتَاْبَاْهُنَّ

2)
'an-nasb
&
'al-jarr
Cases

In these cases the
case-sign will be
-ay, which
will lead to bad combinations with the third person pronouns and thus changes will be made.

Noun:
kitaabayn(i)
=
two books كِتَاْبَيْنِ
(Object Case)

Meaning

literal translation

Example

My
two books

kitaabay-y(a)=
(the)
two books (of) me

كِتَاْبَيَّ

Your
two books

(sing. masc.)

kitaabay-k(a)
=
(the) two books (of) you

كِتَاْبَيْكَ

Your
two books

(sing. fem.)

kitaabay-k(i)
=
(the)
two books (of) you

كِتَاْبَيْكِ

His
two books

kitaabay-h(i)=
(the) two books (of) him

كِتَاْبَيْهِ

Her
two books

kitaabay-haa
=
(the) two books (of) her

كِتَاْبَيْهَاْ

Your
two books

(dual)

kitaabay-kumaa
=
(the) two books (of) them

كِتَاْبَيْكُمَاْ

Their
two books

(dual)

kitaabay-himaa
=
(the) two books (of) them

كِتَاْبَيْهِمَاْ

Our
two books

kitaabay-naa
=
(the) two books (of) us

كِتَاْبَيْنَاْ

Your
two books

(plu. masc.)

kitaabay-kum
=
(the) two books (of) you

كِتَاْبَيْكُمْ

Your
two books

(plu. fem.)

kitaabay-kunn(a)
=
(the) two books (of) you

كِتَاْبَيْكُنَّ

Their
two books

(plu. masc.)

kitaabya-him
=
(the) two books (of) them

كِتَاْبَيْهِمْ

Their
two books

(plu. fem.)

kitaabay-hinn(a)
=
(the) two books (of) them

كِتَاْبَيْهِنَّ

3. Object Pronouns Attached to Masculine Plural Nouns

The
noonنat the end
of masculine plural nouns must go away when they form the first part of a
genitive construction.

The form -y(a) of the 1st person singular
pronoun must be used instead of -ee
.

1) 'ar-raf"
Case

The
-oo
sign of this case will be turned to
-eewhen
attaching the 1st person singular pronoun
-ee to the noun. Euphony is
the only reason behind this transformation and it does
not mean that the case-sign has changed, nor has the case of the noun
which is still the subject case.