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Re: nu alltr e gw alltr?
At 6:04 pm -0500 13/11/98, Padraic Brown wrote:
>On Fri, 13 Nov 1998, Raymond A. Brown wrote:
>> >That sounds reasonable (for B not to make an inclusive/exclusive
>> >distinction). What do you think about its manifestation in other ways, as
>> >for example, emphasis or perhaps politeness.
>> If we want to emphasize exclusivity, just as in English it's not uncommon
>> to say "we other" /"us others" or "the of us" and if we want to be
>> inclusive we say "we all" / "us all" or "all of us".
>By emphasis I meant not "emphasis of exclusivity" but general emphasis;
>like _*WE*_ v. we.
Sorry - misunderstood.
Both Welsh & the Romancelangs have special set of disjunctive pronouns for
this purpose. The Welsh ones BTW are:
finnau (south W.)/ minnau (north W.) ninnau
yntau (Fr. lui) nhwthau
hithau (Fr. elle)
I don't have the current Brithenig grammar at hand, but I imagine Andrew
must have equipped Brithenig with its own set of disjunctive pronouns.