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Mario Bonassin wrote:
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> this may sound stupid but I'm not to sure on it.  The race that speaks
> this lang. never use I, me, you, him, her, it etc.  they instead use a
> term simular to the british use of 'one'  like "One does not think one
> should do such a thing." Is this considered 3rd person or not and (heres
> the stupid part) should it actually be the number 1.  They do use things
> like they and we though so where would this fit in.

I'm not sure what you mean.  Do you mean that they have no way of
distinguishing singular persons, so that all "I know", "you.sing know",
"he knows", "she knows", "it knows" are all the same, but "we know",
"you.pl know", "they know" are distinguished?  Very strange.  Surely
there must be a way to distinguish between those?  "One" is considered
to be an impersonal pronoun, taking third person agreement in languages
with personal inflection.  There's no need to use the number one.
German uses "mann" (person), Spanish uses "se" (the same as the
reflexive pronoun).

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