Re: GROUPLANG: Pronouns
|From:||Herman Miller <hmiller@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, October 17, 1998, 2:32|
On Thu, 15 Oct 1998 09:06:33 -0300, Pablo Flores
>We haven't said much about pronouns (except, of
>course, what applies to them because of being "nouns").
>I think it's time to think about that. Personally I don't
>go for a very complicate system, but at least it should
>have an inclusive/exclusive distinction for 1st and 2nd
>2nd person plural "exclusive" would mean "y'all", the
>*listeners* that are present. 2nd person plural "inclusive"
>would mean more like "you people", the listeners and others
>of their same kind, no matter if they're present or not.
>(Well, if "one" is fourth person, this 2p+ would probably
>be "second-and-a-half person" :)
That sounds like an interesting idea, and one that I haven't heard of
>And of course, the proximate/obviative distinction in the
>third person; OR the three-step deixis marker I proposed
>in my previous post.
>What do you think?
I think I'd prefer the three-step deixis marker.