>>Here's an idea which I took from Numic languages (Shoshoni, Paiute,
>>etc). Instead of gender, third person pronouns can be differentiated by
>>relative distance; referents which are closer (proximal) have different
>>pronouns than those which are further away (distal). This relative
>>distance can be metaphorical as well; referents which are mentioned
>>first or which are agents can be referred to with proximal pronoun
>>forms, while referents which are mentioned later or which are lower in the
>>agency hierarchy can be referred to with distal pronoun forms.
Interesting. I've similar pronouns in Bes Dis'z.
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