Re: 3rd person pronouns
|From:||Dirk Elzinga <dirk_elzinga@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, February 5, 2004, 23:31|
On Wednesday, February 4, 2004, at 09:52 AM, David Peterson wrote:
> Christophe wrote:
> << Since I'm considering doing it, are there any natlangs where the
> person marking, pronouns etc mark an animate/inanimate distinction but
> not a masc/fem distinction?>>
Algonkian languages do this.
> While I can't think of any language off-hand, I must answer with an
> unqualified yes. I'd wager there are tons. Dirk will know. Dirk
> knows everything. ~:D
Well, probably not everything. But thanks for the compliment.
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