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Is it necessary to distinguish inclusiveness in possessivemarkers?

From:Nik Taylor <yonjuuni@...>
Date:Monday, January 26, 2004, 9:10
Andreas Johansson wrote:
> If it's not used in English (or some yall-free variants thereof), it's either > not necessary, or English isn't a usable language. The later position does > seem somewhat hard to defend.
Well, it's no less necessary sg/pl in 1st or 3rd person. Sure, you *can* avoid it, but you can also avoid it in 1st person. Avoiding it just in 2nd person seems rather English-like. -- "There's no such thing as 'cool'. Everyone's just a big dork or nerd, you just have to find people who are dorky the same way you are." - overheard ICQ: 18656696 AIM Screen-Name: NikTaylor42


Andreas Johansson <andjo@...>