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Re: Demonstratives & 3rd Person Pronouns (Was: English They)

From:Chris Bates <chris.maths_student@...>
Date:Friday, October 22, 2004, 21:34
>Swahili does have 3 personal pronouns: 1: mimi/sisi, 2: wewe/ninyi, >3: yeye/wao. There is no distinction of gender, but the 3rd person >pl. cannot be used of things, only of people. They are mainly used >for emphasis or contrast, the personal prefix on the verb being >enough. > >nilisoma, I read >ulisoma, you read >alisoma, he read >tulisoma, we read >mlisoma, you read >walisoma, they read > > >
Okay... guess I was wrong about that one. :) I did learn some Swahili a while ago, but it was a long time now... sometimes its difficult to remember. :)