|From:||Jim Grossmann <steven@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, August 22, 2000, 22:10|
In Steven Pinker's "The Language Instinct," a read that some languages have
distinct forms for pronouns that stand for variables. So if our variable
pronoun = X, then we'd have sentences like this: "Everyone returned to X's
seat" for "Everyone returned to his/their seat."
Can anyone name any languages that have such pronouns?
Can anyone describe the variable pronouns that occur in their own natlangs