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Re: A New Language

From:H. S. Teoh <hsteoh@...>
Date:Saturday, August 17, 2002, 16:10
On Sat, Aug 17, 2002 at 03:52:43PM +0200, Mau Rauszer wrote:
> Florian Rivoal <florian@...> 2002.08.17. 12:58:00 +8h-kor írta:
> > There is no personal pronoun for the third person. The common > > demonstrative pronoun 'to' is used instead. > You mean they don't distinguish the second and third person? Hm. Interestingly > weird. Just a question: do this lang have gender?
[snip] Ebisedian doesn't distinguish between 2nd and 3rd person either. :-) Rather, it has a intimate/distant distinction, used to refer to close friends or strangers/opponents, respectively. It is generally understood who the speaker is referring to, by knowing who he regards as friend and who as stranger. (It is, of course, also good occasion to make laughing stock of those who haven't been paying attention.) T -- "Give us money for our scam, and you will succeed!" "No thanks, I'm not a bird. I don't suck seed."