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:
> 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:
> y'all (i.e. you-plural)
> someone/some people (i.e. fourth person)
> I=A0think that a plural distinction is only really necessary, in
> case, for the first and second persons. Easier to manage, I think.
In my Gabwe goblin language, only the first person distinguishes=20
anything involving number.
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/
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