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Re: Fourth Persons

From:John Vertical <johnvertical@...>
Date:Thursday, September 4, 2008, 14:14
On Wed, 3 Sep 2008 14:01:06 -0400, Eldin Raigmore wrote:
>Logophoric Pronouns are so named because in certain African languages when >you are reporting speech, you have two extra third-person pronouns, one for >the person whose speech you are reporting ("logophoric first person"), and one >for the person who was originally addressed ("logophoric second person").
How exactly does that work? I'm wondering mainly about the situation of reporting a discussion; do you stick with the original pronoun assignments, or flip depending on whose speech you're reporting? The possibility of reporting a more-than-two-participant discussion makes me suspect the first would be out of question, but maybe that doesn't come up too offen. John Vertical