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    Interesting languages

    In quite a few languages, 3rd person singular pron has only one form. Out of curiosity, I searched online and found some of those. It takes time for them to switch between He and She in speaking English.
    I hope English will eventually use only one form too in the future. :D

    English: he, she
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    Chinese: ta, ta
    Finnish: han, han
    Turkish: o, o
    Hungarian: o, oe
    Kurdish: ew, ew
    Urdu: wo, wo
    Persian: u, u


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    Re: Interesting languages

    Quote Originally Posted by Anonymous
    In quite a few languages, 3rd person singular pron has only one form. Out of curiosity, I searched online and found some of those. It takes time for them to switch between He and She in speaking English.
    I hope English will eventually use only one form too in the future. :D

    English: he, she
    __________________

    Chinese: ta, ta
    Finnish: han, han
    Turkish: o, o
    Hungarian: o, oe
    Kurdish: ew, ew
    Urdu: wo, wo
    Persian: u, u
    In quite a few languages, 3rd person singular pron has only one form.


    Right :mad: but In Urdu we differentiate 'wo' by using verb(different for male and female). :mad:


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    Re: Interesting languages

    Quote Originally Posted by ProudToBeMuslim
    :mad:
    I've never quite understood the meaning of this smiley. Is it a happy one, or an angry one?


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    I think this smiley is loosing its patience quite easily. :wink:


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    Re: Interesting languages

    Quote Originally Posted by shane
    Quote Originally Posted by ProudToBeMuslim
    :mad:
    I've never quite understood the meaning of this smiley. Is it a happy one, or an angry one?
    And that's the beauty of this smiley, it is vague and I think it describes human. :mad: is for mad. Mad with excitement , mad with feelings, show activity and energy.So when I used it I mean I am mad with excitment.

    :mad:


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    So, in the words of Oasis, you're Mad for it! ;)

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    Re: Interesting languages

    Quote Originally Posted by Anonymous
    In quite a few languages, 3rd person singular pron has only one form. Out of curiosity, I searched online and found some of those. It takes time for them to switch between He and She in speaking English.
    I hope English will eventually use only one form too in the future. :D

    English: he, she
    __________________

    Chinese: ta, ta
    Finnish: han, han
    Turkish: o, o
    Hungarian: o, oe
    Kurdish: ew, ew
    Urdu: wo, wo
    Persian: u, u
    I think you'll find that there are even more languages that differentiate between male and female pronouns. Just be thankful that we don't have gendered adjectives and articles. :D

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    Re: Interesting languages

    Quote Originally Posted by Anonymous
    In quite a few languages, 3rd person singular pron has only one form. Out of curiosity, I searched online and found some of those. It takes time for them to switch between He and She in speaking English.
    I hope English will eventually use only one form too in the future. :D

    English: he, she
    __________________

    Chinese: ta, ta
    Finnish: han, han
    Turkish: o, o
    Hungarian: o, oe
    Kurdish: ew, ew
    Urdu: wo, wo
    Persian: u, u
    What about it?

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    Re: Interesting languages

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork
    Quote Originally Posted by Anonymous
    In quite a few languages, 3rd person singular pron has only one form. Out of curiosity, I searched online and found some of those. It takes time for them to switch between He and She in speaking English.
    I hope English will eventually use only one form too in the future. :D

    English: he, she
    __________________

    Chinese: ta, ta
    Finnish: han, han
    Turkish: o, o
    Hungarian: o, oe
    Kurdish: ew, ew
    Urdu: wo, wo
    Persian: u, u
    I think you'll find that there are even more languages that differentiate between male and female pronouns. Just be thankful that we don't have gendered adjectives and articles. :D
    Someone, Cas I believe, mentioned a language with a fourth person pronoun.

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    Re: Interesting languages

    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    Someone, Cas I believe, mentioned a language with a fourth person pronoun.
    Would that be "the dead"?

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