name this category
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Fri Nov 17 15:02:45 UTC 2006
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Thanks for the help with the "name this construction" question I had. Now I have a question about references related to word categories for this phenomena, which Indo-Aryan languages show us that we (or at least, I) "didn't know before".
Specificially, I-A languages show us that there something somehow related between these sets of words:
The former ones I would want to call "Adverbs" since they relate to location.
The latter ones I would want to call "Pronouns" since they relate to things standing for nouns.
Deixis works for "PRX" and "DST", but in anyone's mind are "INTR" (interrogative) and/or "REL" (relative) related to Deixis? Or perhaps a supracategory like "exophora"?
But it would be nice if we had a single category that captured this similarity.
Has anyone done a good treatment of this?
Thanks in advance,
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