Apical pronoun in english?
|From:||Remi Villatel <maxilys@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, March 4, 2004, 5:48|
I'm tranlating my conlang pages in English and I'm stuck. In French, I
created an apical pronoun, the neologism "iel".
il + elle = iel [jEl]
elle + lui = ellui [ElHi]
son, sa, ses = (Unchanged because gender here applies to the possession.)
<Je m'adresse à ellui. Je lui parle. Iel m'écoute.>
What kind of neologism would create a native english speaker?
he + she = *hes [his]
him + her = *hem [h@m]
his + her = *hir [hir]
<I am talking to hem. Hes is listening to me.>
I refuse to call my Aliens "it"! So? Native english speakers, it's your job
to create new words en English. What kind of word would you use if apical
Aliens land just on the lawn of the UNHQ and refuse to be called either "he"
or "she"? (Theorical hypothesis...) ;-)