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Deixis (was: An Ill Bethisad thought)

From:Pablo David Flores <pablo-flores@...>
Date:Thursday, June 27, 2002, 16:48
Steg Belsky <draqonfayir@...> writes:
> > Hmm... you know how different languages have different numbers of > "here/there/yonder" "esta/esa/aquella" etc. gradations? Imagine a > conlang with a level used for alternate realities, where |here| and > |*here*| are different lexical items...
Speaking of which... Anyone care to speak about deixis (or deictic systems)? Not to the point Steg is mentioning, but I've heard some natlangs (Native American?) have incredibly complicated deixis systems, including time and space indicators, things like "the one upstream" or "the one behind the hill or mountain". I'm really interested about this topic, so I'll thank any contributors. --Pablo Flores