Re: Amerindia [was: Re: Workshops Review #7]
|From:||Eamon Graham <robertg@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, February 6, 2003, 8:49|
Joseph Fatula wrote:
> What is the Navajo fourth person?
It's a pronoun that has a wide number of uses, especially cultural,
including use in polite language and to indicate "highly topical or
psychologically remote referents." I personally enjoy it because
you can say a sentence like "he knows he's fat" and disambiguate
whether the second "he" refers to the first "he" or someone else we
were talking about.