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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 > party
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. -- "There's no such thing as 'cool'. Everyone's just a big dork or nerd, you just have to find people who are dorky the same way you are." - overheard ICQ: 18656696 AIM Screen-Name: NikTaylor42