english pronoun case (was Re: everybody...their)

Douglas G. Wilson douglas at NB.NET
Fri Apr 20 18:07:59 UTC 2001

>Note that French routinely use the accusative pronoun as a predicate --
>"L'etat c'est moi" , not "c'est je."

Isn't "moi" the disjunctive pronoun? If there is an 'accusative' 1st-person
singular pronoun in French, it would be "me", wouldn't it?

"Me" in English does have a similar "disjunctive" role, occurring as a
predicate and also as an isolated word, it seems to me.

-- Doug Wilson

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