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Possessive pronouns in Icelandic

Could someone give me some examples of how to use the different possessive pronouns in Icelandic? I understand how to use minn, mín, mitt, also when they're used in plural (mínir etc.), the accusative, dative and genitive forms are harder though.

Singular
ack. /masculine/ minn, /feminine/ mína, /neuter/ mitt
dat. /m/ mínum, /f/ minni, mínu
gen. /m/ míns, /f/ minnar, /n/ míns

Plural
ack. /m/ mína, /f/ mínar, /n/ mín
dat. /m/ mínum, /f/ mínum, /n/ mínum
gen. /m/ minna, /f/ minna, /n/ minna

For learning: Icelandic
Base language: English
Category: Language

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    The accusative is direct object in the sentence (the "it"), the dative is the indirect object in the sentence ("to whom" of "for whom"), the genitive case shows possession, as in "my car" or "your house"

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