the nominative zero relative pronoun isn’t gone
but I just wondered something:
Is there any language known where instead of differentiating pronouns by gender, there are different categories for the order in which the corresponding nouns are mentioned? Like one third-person pronoun that basically means “the former” and another that means “the latter”?
It would make sentences like “he viewed him” so much easier to avoid without excessive name-usage.
ASL, and I believe other sign languages, assign antecedents to locations in the physical space the conversation occupies.
I use he pronouns. Don't show me pictures with creepy faces in them.
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