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Re: Pro-drop was RE: Conlang collaboration

From:Sarah Marie Parker-Allen <lloannna@...>
Date:Monday, February 17, 2003, 23:13
They told us in class that it was okay to drop "I" (in phrases like "I can
read" -- "ya mogu chitat'" or "mogu chitat'" were both acceptable).  There
were some other times where we didn't have to use personal pronouns, like if
we wanted to say "it is possible to do such-and-such" we could use "they can
do such-and-such" and omit the "we."  Does that count?

Sarah Marie Parker-Allen

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> -----Original Message----- > Behalf Of Jan van Steenbergen
> > AFAIK Russian doesn't really have pro-drop, even though every > person has his > own verb form. > Polish allows pro-drop only for the 1st and 2nd person; in the > 3rd person, the > subject pronoun is obligatory, strange enough.
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