|From:||Matthew Kehrt <matrix14@...>|
|Date:||Monday, November 19, 2001, 17:56|
Eviendadhail has six persons. Each has a consonant associated with it,
which is used to conjugate verbs and form pronouns.
They are, in standard orthography:
r - 1st person exclusive - we (and maybe they)
l - 1st person inclusive - we (and maybe they) and you
n - 2nd person exclusive - you
m - 2nd person inclusive - you and they
th - 3rd person concrete - they (people or things)
dh - 3rd person abstract - they (ideas or places or times)
Yes, it is a little crazy. I do this to draw a line between the
listener (you) and all other parties, if that makes any sense.
Josh Roth wrote:
> I'm a little confused. You use the same word to indicate "I" and "I and
> they"? And for 1st person, to be inclusive means to include the 2nd person
> and to be exclusive means to possibly include the 3rd person, but for the 2nd
> person, to be inclusive means to include the 3rd person? Is that standard?
> How crazy. :-)