Comment on 2nd p. pronouns

Elena Maslova Lena at LH.BICOS.DE
Sun Oct 18 21:18:28 UTC 1998

> Actually, in the course of the preceding sentence I recalled
> language lacking such a pronoun, spoken on an obscure island
off the NW
> coast of Europe, and on its ex-colonies throughout the world.
> "you" neutral with regard to the singular / plural distinction?

Wouldn't "you" have 2SG as its "core meaning" according to
criteria suggested by Suzanne?

Elena Maslova
University of Bielefeld
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