LINGUIST List 14.3469

Mon Dec 15 2003

Qs: Cheyenne Obviate Case

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  1. Denise Tugman, Cheyenne Obviate

Message 1: Cheyenne Obviate

Date: Fri, 12 Dec 2003 17:01:33 -0700
From: Denise Tugman <>
Subject: Cheyenne Obviate

Dear Linguists,

I am conducting a research project on the use of the 4th person in the
Cheyenne Language (obviate), and am trying to tie this language
structure to their culture (4 part distinctions in their culture)
according to the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis. What role does the obviate
case play in the Cheyenne Language or is it commonly used? Is the
obviate central to the way the language works? Does anyone have any
information on the use of the 4th person in the Cheyenne Language?

Thank you for your help.

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