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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 > verb > 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. Dirk -- Dirk Elzinga "I believe that phonology is superior to music. It is more variable and its pecuniary possibilities are far greater." - Erik Satie