Is it necessary to distinguish inclusiveness inpossessivemarkers?
|From:||Nik Taylor <yonjuuni@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, January 28, 2004, 12:59|
Andreas Johansson wrote:
> Anyway, the rational argument for it being less important in 2nd is that it
> should usually be obvious from context who are included in the addressed
Granted, context often clarifies, but not always. There are contexts
where one can address a single person by "y'all/you guys/etc" thereby
specifying that the speaker is referring not just to the individual but
to the group he represents.
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you just have to find people who are dorky the same way you are." -
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