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Re: (In)Definiteness

From:caeruleancentaur <caeruleancentaur@...>
Date:Friday, November 24, 2006, 19:31
>Remi Villatel <maxilys@...> wrote:
>The proximators (particles or prefixes):
>çi = distant >yō = intermediate distance >ga = close
I realized that I may have something like this in Senjecas. Senjecas has three deictic pronouns/adjectives. dis = this nis = that âlnis = yon I suppose that normally the 3rd person is at a distance from the speaker. In this case, "nus" is used, that one. But the 3rd person could be standing next to me, as I say to a another 3rd person in the group, "I am going to the movies, but he is going to the zoo." In this case, "dus" is used, this one. "âlnus" can then be used to disambiguate 3rd persons. "He hit his (own) finger" would use "nus" for the subject and "núsïo" for "his. "He hit his (someone else's) finger" would use "nus" for the subject, but "alnúsïo" for a more distant 3rd person. Charlie