The aim of this paper is to present the regional distribution of the possessive genitive (the type bratra syn / syn bratra) in Czech and compare this type with possessive adjectives. The possessive genitive appears to be the only way to express complex possessive phrases in Czech, with the exception of southwest Bohemian dialects, which have a special invariable type of possessive adjective (bratrovo syn) with similar usability. A survey carried out in the west Bohemian border region showed the type bratrovo syn to be highly dominant over the genitive type bratra syn.
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