inclusive and definite markers
Elena.Filimonova at UNI-KONSTANZ.DE
Mon Apr 15 18:07:21 UTC 2002
Is anybody of you aware of further languages, where an inclusive pronoun is formed by attachment of a definite marker (definite article or demonstrative) to the 1Pl personal pronoun?
The only example I have is Acehnese (Durie 1985: 131):
1Incl: geutanyoue < geuta (we) +nyoe (this).
In colloquial Japanese, it seems to be also possible to say 'these we' meaning ' we inclsuive'.
Another question is, whether there are languages where an opposition between inclusive and exclusive is based on this pattern, i.e. 'this we' vs. 'that we'?
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