On Fri, Jan 27, 2012 at 7:54 PM, George Corley <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> "This" and "that" would be demonstrative pronouns ("that" is also one of
> the relative pronouns available in English). "Who" can be an interrogative
> pronoun or a relative pronoun.  None of these would be associated with a
> grammatical person, if that's what you're asking.

I would say that the demonstrative pronouns (this/these, that/those),
possessive pronouns (mine, yours, etc.), and interrogative pronouns
(who/what) are third person.
"My", "your", etc., are possessive adjectives, while "this/these,
that/those" are demonstrative adjectives, and these do not have an
associated person.
This terminology is common, but not accepted by everybody.


> On Fri, Jan 27, 2012 at 7:39 PM, Ian Spolarich <[log in to unmask]>
> wrote:
> > Hmm... It seems as though I missed the majority of the conversation in my
> > inbox.
> >
> > Anyway, thanks for the responses. As for whoever asked how it was
> possible
> > to not have tenses and a nonpast tense, what I meant was that the conlang
> > has a nonpast tense and a past tense, and has numerous other
> > particles/constructions to convey other tenses.
> >
> > Also, how does one classify words like "that," "who," "this," et cetera.
> > I've heard of them as pronouns, but what forms are they? (i.e. "my" is
> the
> > 'possessive' form of "I")
> >