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Lingua Frakas

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
inclusive 3rd]
e.g.    people who forget to vote (not including you) should reconsider [use
exclusive 3rd]

This distinction could save a lot of nervous back-pedalling in conversations
at parties.

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@...>
To: <CONLANG@...>
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 > >pronouns > >> 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? :)