This is the beginning of the lesson found on ielanguages. There are certain parts that I don't understand, I have put them in bold.Adjectives can be tricky to master but once you are familiar with them, they are very easy to form. Adjectives always come before the noun they qualify. Adjectives have fixed gender. This means that if someone was to say they are weak they would say “ég er slappur” despite the gender of the speaker. However, when qualifying a noun, the gender changes to match that of the noun.
- Adjectives have fixed gender: What does that really mean? Does it imply that slappur is a masculine adjective, always be masculine when describing a person? I did not even know adjectives had a gender.
- Ég er slappur: So this works for both males and females? And if we wanted to use langur: Ég er langur/löng/langt? How to know which one of the three to use?
- Despite the gender of the speaker: Are there any occasions where these fixed-gender adjectives are used, other than when describing a speaker?