[Lingtyp] Two 1SG pronouns (in reported speech and beyond)
david.nash at anu.edu.au
Mon Jan 24 11:20:41 UTC 2022
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On 24/1/22 11:45, David Nash wrote:
> In some languages pronouns inflect for tense; as for instance in Wurm,
> Stephen A. & L. Hercus. 1976. Tense-marking in Guṇu pronouns.
> /Pacific Linguistics/ A-47,33–56 http://hdl.handle.net/1885/254362
> I suppose this could interact with reported speech.
> On 22/1/22 04:22, Denys T. wrote:
>> Dear all,
>> 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!
>> From Tartu,
>> Denys Teptiuk
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