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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. >> >>Here: >>"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 ... ".