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Variety of Pronouns / Number, Gender, etc. (was something else)

From:Steg Belsky <draqonfayir@...>
Date:Monday, January 26, 2004, 11:04
On Sunday, January 25, 2004, at 07:49 PM, Trebor Jung wrote:
> Merhaba! > Andreas wrote: > "Does that "he/she" cover also "it", or do you have something=20 > particularly evil brewing?" > I think you'll be glad to hear that the pronominal system is the=20 > following, now: > I > we-excl. > we-incl. > you > y'all (i.e. you-plural) > he/she/it/they > someone/some people (i.e. fourth person) > I=A0think that a plural distinction is only really necessary, in > this=20=
> case, for the first and second persons. Easier to manage, I think. > --Trebor
In my Gabwe goblin language, only the first person distinguishes=20 anything involving number. It has: 1 first-person singular pronoun (Ek) /E:k/ 1 second person pronoun, both singular and plural (Yaw) /ja:w/ 1 third person pronoun, for all genders, singular and plural (Da) /da:/ 3 different First-Person Plural pronouns: exclusive we =3D me+them (Gur') /gu:R/ inclusive we =3D me+you (Hib) /hi:b/ all-inclusive we =3D me+you+them (Tuy) /tu:j/ -Stephen (Steg) "jealousy, selfishness, and being a self-hating human can cause early death." ~ R' Yehoshua` (rough translation)