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Pronoun system (was Re: Old Norse)

From:Oskar Gudlaugsson <hr_oskar@...>
Date:Monday, June 19, 2000, 17:11
>I constructed a numberless pronoun system and received the following >forms >1. I >2. you >3. he >4. I+you = we, inclusive #1 >5. I+he = we, exclusive >6. you+he = you, pl >7. I+you+he= we,inclusive #2 >Does any language distinguish between numbers 4 and 7, and if so what do >they call it?
Cool. I came up with this once too, with some added elaborations (e.g. "I+two" and "I+plural" would be 1.p. dual and plural). Does it exist in a natlang, and if not, why not? Is there something inherently unnatural about it? Oskar ________________________________________________________________________ Get Your Private, Free E-mail from MSN Hotmail at