June 11th, 2010

Karavai

Torn Tongue: Demonstrative Pronouns

Previously we discussed personal and impersonal pronouns.  This week we're going to talk about demonstrative pronouns.

A demonstrative pronoun identifies or points to a specific noun or pronoun.  In Torn Tongue, they encode number (singular and plural) and distance in time or space (near, medium, and far).

Demonstrative pronouns double as demonstrative adjectives.  To match an adjective to a noun, simply add the noun’s final blend to the end of the adjective.  
 
English ............. Natural ..... Technological ..... Abstract
this ..................... fa ............... fe ......................... fo
that ..................... ba .............. be ........................ bo
that over there ...... ja ............... je ......................... jo
these .................. ma ............. me ....................... mo
those .................. ra ............... re ........................ ro
those over there ... rra .............. rre ....................... rro