Re: Pronoun system (was Re: Old Norse)
|From:||Jim Grossmann <steven@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, June 21, 2000, 3:32|
This system is good as far as it goes, but . I+you+he= we,inclusive #2 could
refer to more than three people only idiomatically. Is this what you want?
----- Original Message -----
From: "Oskar Gudlaugsson" <hr_oskar@...>
Sent: Monday, June 19, 2000 10:11 AM
Subject: Pronoun system (was Re: Old Norse)
> >I constructed a numberless pronoun system and received the following
> >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 unnaturalabout
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