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Re: Combined Pronouns

From:J Y S Czhang <czhang23@...>
Date:Friday, November 9, 2001, 6:28
>En réponse à Patrick Jarrett <seraph@...>: > >> I and you >> He and I >> she and I >> Them and me >> You and them > >> Anyone know a language, con or true, that has a system like this?
Tok Pisin and Bislama - 2 English-lexifier pidgin languages from the South Pacific (Tok Pisin bilong Papua Niugini, Bislama blong Vanuatu) have what you have called "combined pronouns." Tok Pisin SINGULAR I/me ==> mi you ===> yu he/she/it/him/her => em it (as object in sentence) => en PLURAL 1st person exclusive (we/all of my people) ==> mipela 1st " inclusive (we/you and me) ===> yumi 2nd " you (plural) ========> yupela 3rd " they/them ========> ol/olpela czHANg