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On 6/8/10 3:55 PM, Louie wrote:
> It looks good to me. Natural enough to be believable, but also following a
> pattern.
>
> On Tue, Jun 8, 2010 at 3:39 PM, Dana Nutter<[log in to unmask]>  wrote:
>
>> I don't know why but I just never seem to be satisfied with the Deini
>> pronoun system.  This time it's the formal 2nd person "anda" that I
>> just don't think fits in with the rest so I've maybe-temporarily made
>> it "vu".
>>
>> I'm also having doubts about having just a single 3rd person pronoun
>> so I'm playing with the idea of having distinct  male, female, and
>> epicene/inanimate forms:  "ha/he", "ssa/sse", "ddei/dda", though only
>> one plural: "ddei/dda".
>>
>> (sorry. don't have my custom keyboard here at work so I used digraphs:
>>   dd=edh [D], ss=s-hacek [S], zz=z-hacek [Z], ë=schwa [@]; also excuse
>> the poor formatting, I'm using webmail)
>>
>>           Nominative / Oblique / Possessive / Genitive
>> Sing.
>> 1st :   zzo / me / mi / mië
>>
>> 2nd fam.:   tu / te / toi / tojë
>> 2nd form:   vu / vu / voi / vojë
>>
>> 3rd male.:   ha / he / hi / hië
>> 3rd fem.   ssa / sse / ssi / ssië
>> 3rd epicene:  ddei / dda / ddi / ddië
>>
>> Plur.
>> 1st:   we / wë / wi / wië
>> 2nd fam:   ju / jë / jei / jejë
>> 2nd form:   vu / vu / voi / vojë
>> 3rd epicene:  ddei / dda / ddi / ddië
>>
>> I suppose my question here is whether this looks "right" or
>> "believable", as in does it seem to fit well without being too
>> "regular" or "unnatural".  Though there are considerable Romance and
>> Slavic influences, the foundation is intended to be Low-Germanic.

Oops I did get the 3PS reversed when I wrote that.  Male should be "hei 
/ ha/ hi hiə " and female "šei / ša / ši / šiə".