LINGUIST List 7.1603

Wed Nov 13 1996

Disc: Imperative pronominals

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  1. Kate Gladstone & Andrew Haber, Imperative pronominals

Message 1: Imperative pronominals

Date: Sun, 03 Nov 1996 14:53:47 EST
From: Kate Gladstone & Andrew Haber <>
Subject: Imperative pronominals

From: rmccallisunmuw1.MUW.Edu (Rick Mc Callister)
Subject: imperative pronouns

 Voseo dialects of Spanish have a related phenomenon in that they
use tu forms for object pronouns: e.g. andate vos, o=ED lo que te esta
diciendo, etc. There is some vacilation re: prepositional & emphatic object
e.g. voy con vos/voy contigo, te lo digo a vos/te lo digo a vos.
 I've heard many South American speakers, especially Chileans and
Colombians, use tuteo for indicative sentences and voseo for commands.
 This, of course, is due to tuteo's standard position.

Yours for better letters,

Kate Gladstone
Handwriting Repair
325 South Manning Boulevard
Albany, NY 12208-1731

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