CONLANG Digest - 24 Sep 2003 to 25 Sep 2003 (#2003-271)
|From:||Andreas Johansson <andjo@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, September 27, 2003, 10:30|
> >My mother frequently skips her subject pronouns in written notes. Always
> >has. (See, I just dropped a subject pronoun.) It drives my husband
> >slightly nuts, but I'm used to it.
> I drop _jag_ "I" all the time in text messages/SMS, which drives my
> would-be wife nuts. And Swedish certainly isn't pro-drop...
I sometimes wonder about that. In informal speech I may drop _jag_ more often
than not, especially if I'm speaking in single sentences rather than connected
narrative. I similarly sometimes drop _du_ or _ni_ ("you" sg and pl), typically
However, this is probably fairly strictly ideolectal.