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Re: A New Language

From:Mau Rauszer <maurauser@...>
Date:Sunday, August 18, 2002, 10:15
H. S. Teoh  <hsteoh@...> 2002.08.17. 12:10:52 -4h-kor írta:

> 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: > [snip] > > > 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.)
Well, and how about natural languages? -- Mau Ábrahám Zsófia alias Mau Rauszer | | "Yú lawe ta mau taqe yibali amis qi ú neb dagu tawiy iq." -- Kipling