[Lingtyp] Two 1SG pronouns (in reported speech and beyond)

Hartmut Haberland hartmut at ruc.dk
Sat Jan 22 09:52:18 UTC 2022

Isn’t that rather like in French (je – moi, on – nous)? Hartmut Haberland

Fra: Lingtyp <lingtyp-bounces at listserv.linguistlist.org> På vegne af Lee Pratchett
Sendt: 21. januar 2022 19:34
Til: Denys T. <denys.teptiuk at gmail.com>
Cc: LINGTYP <lingtyp at listserv.linguistlist.org>
Emne: Re: [Lingtyp] Two 1SG pronouns (in reported speech and beyond)

Hello Denys,

Tshwa languages (Kalahari Khoe, Khoe-Kwadi) spoken in Botswana have two 1SG pronouns - with a morphologically more marked pronoun that is used in certain pragmatically marked contexts (e.g., contrastive focus, thetic utterances).

Pratchett, Lee J. 2020. Language contact and change eastern Botswana: insights from the pronominal system of an undocumented Kalahari Khoe variety<https://www.researchgate.net/publication/340311438_Language_contact_and_change_in_eastern_Botswana_New_insights_from_the_pronominal_system_of_an_undocumented_Kalahari_Khoe_language> (Khoe), Language in Africa 1: 33-64.


Dr. Lee J. Pratchett (he/him)
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Institut für Asien- und Afrikawissenschaften
Seminar für Afrikawissenschaften
Sitz: Hausvogteiplatz 5-7, Raum 302d
10117, Berlin

Kalahari Basin Area Network<http://www.kalaharibasinarea.net>

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