However, I felt like a schoolmaster amidst children, and persisted, and presently I had a score of noun substantives at least at my command; and then I got to demonstrative pronouns
, and even the verb "to eat.
The distal demonstrative pronoun
that can refer to four of the five types of entity order isolated by Dik: entity order 1 (inanimate entities), as in (10B):
the demonstrative pronoun
defines a given element and characteristically has extended discourse reference (rather than reference to individual entities);
According to the rules of word order in Polish, sentence initial position, and more importantly, absence of stress on a noun signal its "given"/context dependent information status which in (26) is strengthened by the demonstrative pronoun
, very often comparable in its function to the definite article.
The transition from Demotic to Coptic witnessed an increase of the use of the demonstrative pronoun
pe as a "copula" in nominal sentences.
Similarly, the expression etas-mad eva, using the ablative of the demonstrative pronoun
, refers back to such a reason.
If so, the correspondence y = hanc would assure the identification of the former as the Punic demonstrative pronoun
An interpretation as feminine of the rare demonstrative pronoun
Likewise, Peter Hajdu considers the proceeding from the t-initial demonstrative pronoun
as a possible case of t-type 3P inflections of Ob-Ugric and Samoyedic languages (Hajdu 1985 : 328).
86), as evident in spellings of the proclitic prepositions and conjunctions, the definite article, demonstrative pronoun
and relative complementizer, the object marker, and some nouns (pp.
13-14), a flee-floating demonstrative pronoun
without a clear referent, a timeless pronoun capable of attaching itself to the varied papers on which it will appear in the future.
The second indefinite pronoun series in Veps is the -se/-ne-series based on the historical demonstrative pronoun
se that is attested in other Finnic languages.