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Query Subject:   Personal Pronoun Origins
Author:   Kirill Babaev
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Linguistic LingField(s):  Historical Linguistics

Query:   Dear Colleagues,

I am gathering data on the diachronic origins of personal pronouns in
various world languages. There are numerous cases where they are directly
derived from nouns (Indones. saya < sahaya 'servant' etc.) or compositions
(Japan. anata 'that side' > 'you').

I am looking for any other interesting cases like these. If you have
something in mind, I will greatly appreciate your feedback to
babaev@yandex.ru. Will definitely refer to you when getting anything
published, and will put the summary of this discussion here.

Thank you all,

Kirill Babaev
LL Issue: 19.2189
Date posted: 09-Jul-2008



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