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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. :-)