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What are the subjective and objective genitives?

You've basically got it. The terms "subjective genitive" and "objective genitive" come from the classical grammatical tradition (as opposed to modern linguistics), and are mostly used when analyzing ...
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Languages that distinguish between objective vs. subjective genitives

English has two main types of genitive construction, the "Saxon genitive" (John's) and the "prepositional genitive" (of John). When they're used together, the Saxon genitive is ...
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What are the subjective and objective genitives?

I agree with others that you are interpreting this correctly. The way I would articulate these concepts is that, when the genitive form of a noun version of a verb (i.e. some sort of action, but in ...
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Case in English phrase "friend of mine"

The way I understand it, "mine" is not simply an inflection of "me" but a placeholder for "my friends", like in: These are my friends. - These friends are mine. The "of" in "friend of mine" doesn't ...
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Are there any languages where the genitive case changes according to its object?

Folks have listed examples of genitive constructions that agree with the gender or number of the possessum, and have mentioned Suffixaufnahme in the comments. I can think of one non-suffixaufnahme ...
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