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How many pronouns in your conlang?

 
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Aert



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2009 5:13 am    Post subject: How many pronouns in your conlang? Reply with quote

Hey,

As the title says, how many do you have?

In Aert, there are five 'tiers' that are effectively different cases, but technically, there are no cases.

1st tier: simple: I, he, she, they, etc
2nd tier: possessive: my, her, his, their, etc
3rd tier: reflexive: myeslf, himself, herself, themselves, etc
4th tier: 'distinct' possessive: (of) my own, (of) his own, (of) their own, etc
5th tier: impersonal (referring to an organization, group, etc, similar to the generalized English word 'they')

Grand total: 57 Shocked but only 8 base pronouns, with modifications and then the tiers.

Hmm, the poll doesn't want to work for me, so I'll just write it:

0-6?
7-14?
15-29?
30-59?
60-100?
MORE?
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2009 11:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No total yet. Kilhirjui and Emitarjei work like Japanese - the personal pronouns are just like other nouns, they don't have any extra inherent morphology. I haven't really gotten around to them yet, but there will eventually be a lot, to refer to any kind of person and the speaker's attitude toward them.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2009 3:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmm. My possessive pronouns are actually contained in the nouns they modify. For instance:

lorneft- boat
lorneftaa=my boat
lorneftaas=our boat
lorneftaan=your boat
lornefta=his boat
lornefte=her boat
lorneftar=their (male) boat
lornefer=their(female) boat
I said "in" the words, because a case ending would follow the possessive indicator in most cases. (ha ha-that's almost a pun!)

I don't have time to count it up now, but I'll be sure to post a total soon.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2009 4:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Unless my calculator screwed up (and that's altogether possible, it is Windows, after all), Gwkn has 708 possible pronouns. I'd post them here, but I'd probably take up too much space Smile

(Of course, some of these are for a very obscure formal case that is considered archaic in some regions)
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ILuvEire



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 8:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I only have 10.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 10:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

1st tier: 18, excluding Galnas (4th person)
2nd tier: 6?
3rd tier: see the 2nd tier (excluding 2 of the 3 genders)
4th tier: not sure about this one
5th tier: Galnas
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2009 10:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jinnish originally had 6 personal pronouns, but trade with the Arabs gave rise to 3 more pronouns. In addition to the pronouns "I" (I), "tu" (you), e (he/she), to (it), nē (we exclusive), ū (y'all), and sē (they), pronoun "hu" from Arabic "هو" originally was used to mean "that Arabic-speaking person" but its usage spread to become a 4th person animate. Similarly, hi from Arabic "هي" became a 4th person inanimate, and nin from Arabic "نحن" became we (inclusive). In addition, there are the possessive pronouns "ma", "tea", "ea", "hua", "hia", "ta", "nā", "nina", "ua", "sā", the indefinite pronoun "am", the reflexive "su" and "sa" (accusative form given), the relative pronoun "yes" and "ya", the interrogative pronoun "ku" and "ka", and the negative pronoun "nec" and "na".
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Aert



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2009 12:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Neat Aeetlrcreejl, thanks!
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2009 5:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, I didn't know what negative pronouns were until now. Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2009 10:20 pm    Post subject: Re: How many pronouns in your conlang? Reply with quote

Aert wrote:
Hey,

As the title says, how many do you have?

In Aert, there are five 'tiers' that are effectively different cases, but technically, there are no cases.

1st tier: simple: I, he, she, they, etc
2nd tier: possessive: my, her, his, their, etc
3rd tier: reflexive: myeslf, himself, herself, themselves, etc
4th tier: 'distinct' possessive: (of) my own, (of) his own, (of) their own, etc
5th tier: impersonal (referring to an organization, group, etc, similar to the generalized English word 'they')

Grand total: 57 :shock: but only 8 base pronouns, with modifications and then the tiers.

Hmm, the poll doesn't want to work for me, so I'll just write it:

0-6?
7-14?
15-29?
30-59?
60-100?
MORE?

Well.
With 24 genders (is that right? have to check), 4 persons, 6 numbers, many cases (but only 4 "main" cases), and inclusive/exclusive distinctions in 1st Person NonSingular; at least 1920.
Also, reflexives, and maybe reciprocals too.
Also, logophoric pronouns, and long-distance anaphors or long-distance reflexives.
I don't really know yet.
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dusepo



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2009 6:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I / me = ŋō
you = dak
you (plural) = daq
them / they = saq
him / he = so
her / she = sa
we / us = nōq

so, that makes a grand total of 7, lol Smile .
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 11, 2009 1:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quote:
1st tier: simple: I, he, she, they, etc
2nd tier: possessive: my, her, his, their, etc
3rd tier: reflexive: myeslf, himself, herself, themselves, etc
4th tier: 'distinct' possessive: (of) my own, (of) his own, (of) their own, etc
5th tier: impersonal (referring to an organization, group, etc, similar to the generalized English word 'they')


1st tier: 29

2nd tier: 8 + 28, 8 for my, your, her; and 28 for something similar to puting an apostrophe S after you, she, we (so an apostrophe S type thing after all of the 29 first tier pronouns, minus the first person singular)

3rd tier: 31 (add "pe" to the end of any of the first tier pronouns with a sh prefix (for direct objects (tih for indirect objects)), plus the extra direct and indirect objects for first and second person singular). Actually, 64, counting direct, indirect, and direct object reflexives.

4th tier: Sort of the same thing as the second tier, so no new numbers

5th tier: 2, but they're both part of the 29 first tier pronouns (used when you don't know if the subject is male or female, if you're just not being specific, or if the subject is an animal and you don't know the gender/aren't being specific)

So, all together, I think that's 134.
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