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