pronouns derived from demonstratives
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In a number of languages, third person pronouns are historically derived from demonstrative pronouns. A commonly cited example is the French third person pronouns il / elle, which developed from the demonstrative ille in Vulgar Latin (Harris, M. 1978. The evolution of French syntax: A comparative approach).
My question is this: are there languages where first and second person pronouns are derived from demonstratives?
I will post a summary if there is any response to this query.
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