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Pronouns in Kalon

From:Joe <joe@...>
Date:Tuesday, February 10, 2004, 20:06
I came up with a system of pronouns for Kalon -

Pronouns are a construction of many different morphemes.  The first
represents the number, the second the closeness to to speaker, the third
the closeness to the adressee, the fourth the person, the fifth the gender.


o- Singular
pe- Paucal(No specific boundaries - a group of two to whatever the
average size of a group of X is)
ti - Plural(Three upwards)

As you can see, paucal and plural have a large overlap.  Generally,
Paucal is used for counted objects, and small groups, and plural for
uncounted objects and large groups.  This is sometimes optional.


ka- Family
nu - Friend
ho - Aquaintance
le - Known of
na - unknown


to - 1st person
pi - 2nd person
yu -  Proximate 3rd
no -  Obviate 3rd

Person is generally used the first time a pronoun is used, or once the
person has been established.  After that, it is optional, and its use is


u - Masculine
i - Feminine
e - undetermined
o - Neuter

The same applies to Gender as person

Case-endings are added on as neccesary

So, the pronoun 'okanuto-u' means 'I'(when adressee is a friend).  It is
possible to reduce this simply to 'okanu'(when no-one else is involved
from your family).  Or, in some cases, merely 'kanu'(Lit. '(a)
person/people from my family who is/are your friend(s)')

kan onanayu-u?(Transcription of native writing)
kang ongqOyi?u(Phonetic transcription, of orthography used to teach
who is he?

okanan kelun te okanuto
ongan kolan ti oqOn`o brother-ACT.TRN
of SING-family.of.speaker-friend.of.addressee-1
He is my brother

Is there an anadewism for this?


Nik Taylor <yonjuuni@...>