Re: Fourth person was Re: CONLANG Digest
|From:||Markus Miekk-oja <torpet@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, May 27, 2000, 14:08|
>On Fri, 26 May 2000, Muke Tever wrote:
>>Are there any languages, (natural or homemade) that have a sort of double
>>pronoun... ack, I don't know how to say it.
>>"He told him the truth about his mother."
> My terminology is a little rusty, but I would say that the words
>you are looking for is "fourth person".
The Language COnstruction Kit mentions proximative and obviative pronouns:
"Distinctions may be made:
* between two sets of third persons (proximate and obviative)-- imagine
having two forms of 'he' to distinguish two different persons