Re: Inclusive or exclusive?
|From:||Isaac Penzev <isaacp@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, March 22, 2007, 9:20|
Dirk Elzinga wrote:
> I discuss Potawatomi pronouns and verbal inflection in my
> undergraduate morphology class. The pronouns are: nin '1sg', kin
> '2sg', win '3sg'; kinan '1pl.incl', ninan '2pl.excl' kinwa '2pl',
> winwa '3pl'. Pronouns seem to be built on the stem -in. In the plural,
> the suffixes -an '1pl' and -wa 'non-1pl' are added to the pronominal
> stem. The prefixes are n- '1', k- '2', and w- '3'. To make a first
> person plural inclusive, you use k- '2' together with -an '1pl'. For
> first person exclusive, you use n- '1' together with -an '1pl'. I find
> it to be an elegant system, and i just may use it sometime.
> So there's another Native American system for Yitzik to ponder :-).
Great. That's really helpful. Especially since I had looked first at the
Algonkian languages that have the same n-/k-/w- person markers before I got
you message! Ideas are hanging in the air, as ppl used to say here...
-- Isaac (aka Yitzik)