Pizzonese/Adjectives

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Pizzonese
a Western Abruzzese dialect of the
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As with other Romance languages, adjective endings in Pizzonese change depending upon the gender and quantity of the item they are modifying.

Gender Singular Plural
masculine gle le
feminine la le

For the most part, adjectives follow the object they describe, for example la casa ghiénca (the white house), literally it reads "the house white".

Possessive adjectives[edit]

English Masc. Fem.
mine gle mê la mê
yours gle tê la tê
his/hers gle sê la sê
ours gle nuostre la nostra
yours gle vuostre la vostra
theirs le sê la sê

In Pizzonese, as with other Southern Italian languages, there can be a fusion of the possessive adjective with the noun it refers to. This mainly applies to possessive kinship terms; pateme for my father; frateme for my brother; sorema for my sister; soreta for your sister. This applies only to words that indicate familiar relationships and is a vestige from Ancient Greek, and is somewhat related to the French counterpart.