Re: Human Song
|From:||Clint Jackson Baker <litrex1@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, December 19, 2001, 19:58|
Just to clarify my own flub, I wrote "1st" and "2nd"
when I meant "singular" and "plural".
--- "Thomas R. Wier" <trwier@...>
> Quoting Clint Jackson Baker <litrex1@...>:
> > --In my first go at this, I thought I'd experiment
> > using as few pronouns as possible, hence:
> > 1st:
> > I
> > you
> > it/she/he
> > 2nd:
> > we
> > --
> > they
> > Five total. As you say, I could have gone either
> > with the "general 'you'".
> 'You' can have fewer, though. Some languages make
> no distinction of number at all (e.g., Classical
> Chinese), having just "1stP", "2ndP" and "3rdP".
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