19.2189, Qs: Personal Pronoun Origins

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Subject: 19.2189, Qs: Personal Pronoun Origins

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Date: 09-Jul-2008
From: Kirill Babaev < babaev at yandex.ru >
Subject: Personal Pronoun Origins

 

	
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Date: Wed, 09 Jul 2008 08:57:28
From: Kirill Babaev [babaev at yandex.ru]
Subject: Personal Pronoun Origins
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Dear Colleagues,

I am gathering data on the diachronic origins of personal pronouns in
various world languages. There are numerous cases where they are directly
derived from nouns (Indones. saya < sahaya 'servant' etc.) or compositions
(Japan. anata 'that side' > 'you'). 

I am looking for any other interesting cases like these. If you have
something in mind, I will greatly appreciate your feedback to
babaev at yandex.ru. Will definitely refer to you when getting anything
published, and will put the summary of this discussion here.

Thank you all,

Kirill Babaev 

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics






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