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From: "jesse stephen bangs"

> No, "se" was a pronoun in Latin, too.  It was the reflexive accusative
> pronoun "his/herself".  In most of the Romance langs it replaced
> the dative pronoun when there was another accusative pronoun present, as
> well as retaining reflexive and sometimes passive usage.

What do you mean by 'most'? In French, this _kind_ of construction is not
seen; le lui, la lui, les lui, le leur, la leur, and les leur are all
possible.

Italian offers "glielo", etc.

And Portuguese has "lho" for "lhe + o", etc.

Which leaves us with Romanian and smaller langs like Catalan.

Spanish seems to be the only langh that uses this strategy.

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