[Lingtyp] person markers derived from deictic adverbs

Vladimir Panov panovmeister at gmail.com
Mon May 4 10:21:11 EDT 2020


Dear colleagues,

I wonder if there are is any typological overview of the historical
development of 1st and 2nd person non-agent markers from deictic adverbs
("here, toward the speaker" and "there, away from the speaker") and of the
synchronic coexpression of these functions.
I am only aware of one relatively uncontroversial case: the standard
Italian *ci '*us' and *vi* 'you(pl)' seem to have derived from the Latin *ecce
hic* "hither" and *ibi* 'there', respectively.

Best,
Vladimir
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