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Word order with possessive pronouns

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Keilan
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15 February 2013 at 2:32pm | IP Logged 
Hey everyone,

I've always learned that Russian possessive pronouns go before the noun being possessed, such as:
1) Это моя машина.
2) Это её кошка.

However, I have occasionally seen uses like:
1) Иуду и братьев его.

Is there a reason why the noun comes first in this case? I think most of the cases where I'm seen the pronoun last order are in religious texts or songs, so maybe it's an older way of doing things?
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Марк
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15 February 2013 at 2:45pm | IP Logged 
Нет. В песнях это делается для сохранения размера или для рифмы. В Библии это делается в
подражание греческому синтаксису.
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Keilan
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15 February 2013 at 2:47pm | IP Logged 
Спасибо!

Edited by Keilan on 15 February 2013 at 2:48pm

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orelius
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16 February 2013 at 3:57pm | IP Logged 
Добавлю еще, что иногда так делают для придания речи оттенка архаичности, в стилистических целях (в подражание Библии, как Марк уже сказал :)). Кстати, так бывает и с предлогами, хотя еще реже.
"Подайте Христа ради" - устойчивое выражение
"Не корысти ради, а токмо волею пославшей мя жены" (с) Ильф и Петров

Edited by orelius on 16 February 2013 at 3:59pm



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