|From:||Jim Grossmann <steven@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, May 16, 2000, 6:38|
Maybe we can make up a meaning for "inclusive and exclusive 3rd person."
inclusive 1st includes the addressee
exclusive 1st excludes the addressee
inclusive 3rd could be 3rd person reference to a group that includes the
exclusive 3rd could be 3rd person reference to any other group
e.g. people who forget to vote (including you) should reconsider [use
e.g. people who forget to vote (not including you) should reconsider [use
This distinction could save a lot of nervous back-pedalling in conversations
e.g. But of course I wasn't talking about YOU. Present company
excepted. That's not to say that what I'm saying applies to you.
And I mean you too!
----- Original Message -----
From: "Barry Garcia" <Barry_Garcia@...>
Sent: Sunday, May 14, 2000 9:00 PM
Subject: Re: Lingua Frakas...TMA (tenses,mood & aspects)
> CONLANG@LISTSERV.BROWN.EDU writes:
> >Jonathan Chang wrote:
> >> True. Not to mention the inclusive & exclusive plural 3rd person
> >> found in several pidgins of that region!!!
> >Hunh? How can third person have "inclusive" and "exclusive"?
> Hmm...perhaps he means inclusive and exclusive we? Much like Tagalog (and
> Saalangal) have? :)