[Lingtyp] Two 1SG pronouns (in reported speech and beyond)
denys.teptiuk at gmail.com
Fri Jan 21 17:22:44 UTC 2022
Maybe this question may sound odd to many, but I wondered if there are languages that would have more than one 1SG pronoun, and if yes, how would the two differ from one another? My question mainly relates to reported speech constructions, specifically self-quotations. Since it is quite safe to assume that Reported Speaker = Reporter in self-quotations , I wondered if some language would distinguish the two sources of consciousness: 'I-now' as Reporter, and 'I-then' as Reported Speaker. I don’t think I have seen something like this in the literature (might have simply overlooked it), but if you have heard about something like that, I would be interested to know more. Any examples from the languages of your expertise where this (or any other similar distinction related to 1SG pronoun) occurs would be more than welcome!
Have a lovely weekend!
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