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Vosananora

Vosananora means our tongue and can be broken down into vosa (second person genitive plural (“our”)) and nanora (tongue, masculine noun). Firstly, the pronouns with some explanatory notes.

Pronouns

First person

 First person

The two vocative first person pronouns are rare. More often than not, if asked a question such as “Who did this?” an answer in the accusative vae! is more common colloquially. The plural is rarely heard even in this context.

Second person

 Second person

While Vosananora does not make a polite/informal distinction T–V_distinction, it does for inclusive/exclusive “we”. When discussing a group of people that does not include the addressee, the second person singular is used, otherwise if all are included, the third person is used. For example, vin would be used rather than hol.

Third person

 Third person

The vocative singular neuter haet is used facetiously or offensively to address someone rather than the first person vo. To use the pronoun this way to a stranger will inevitably cause offence.

newworld/vosananora.txt · Last modified: 2015/09/17 12:22 by peter