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Re: Fourth Persons

From:Lars Finsen <lars.finsen@...>
Date:Thursday, September 4, 2008, 12:30
Den 4. sep. 2008 kl. 13.44 skreiv Henrik Theiling:
> > The inspiration at that time was Swedish, which distinguishes > reflexive from 3rd person in possissives (a different thing, but still > this was the inspiration): _hans_ 'his (reflexive)' vs. _sin_ 'his > (non-reflexive)'.
Yah, good, except you mix them up. It's the other way around. "Han vaskar hans bil" means he washes some other guy's car, while "Han vaskar sin bil" means he washes his own. Norwegian works the same way. LEF


Andreas Johansson <andjo@...>
Henrik Theiling <theiling@...>