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Re: Fourth Persons

From:Andreas Johansson <andjo@...>
Date:Thursday, September 4, 2008, 12:43
Quoting Lars Finsen <lars.finsen@...>:

> 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.
ObNitpick: You _tvättar_ your car in Swedish, not _vaskar_.
> Norwegian works the same way. > > LEF >
-- Andreas Johansson


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