It is interesting to note that the construction itself is composed of two notionally opposing parts, the demonstrative pronoun
taj 'that' and the indefinite pronoun neki 'some'.
The prefix ke- followed by the demonstrative pronoun
in (19b) may, on the one hand, refer to the event mentioned in the preceding sentence.
Often you'll use the demonstrative pronoun
to accompany the recharacterization.
It is simply not plausible that instances of complementizers are instances of the equiform demonstrative pronoun
His opinion is that then already the 3P verbal inflection indicated a definite object and apparently originated from a personal or demonstrative pronoun
with an accusative meaning ([TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] 1985 : 247).
The third person demonstrative pronouns
and demonstrative modifiers both mark gender and distance inherently in their stems, and indeed differ formally only in their initial consonant (or lack thereof): for example, the third singular masculine, feminine, and neuter middle forms of the demonstrative pronoun
from the activated paradigm are foina, foia, and foiga respectively; those forms from the semi-activated paradigm are oina, oia, and oiga respectively, and the demonstrative modifier forms are hoina, hoia, and hoiga respectively.
As is the case with the overwhelming majority of the languages in the world, and certainly with all the Germanic and Romance languages, the English definite article derives diachronically from a demonstrative pronoun
pronoun--a word used in place of a noun; see also personal pronoun, possessive pronoun, relative pronoun, reflexive pronoun, demonstrative pronoun
, interrogative pronoun
The changes in Estonian affected Livonian, leading it to shed all but a single demonstrative pronoun
se/sie (Larjavaara 1986 : 310-311).
The distal demonstrative pronoun
that can refer to four of the five types of entity order isolated by Dik: entity order 1 (inanimate entities), as in (10B):
The original far-deictic plural demonstrative pronoun
ahni 'those' (Classical hania) has assumed the function of a general plural demonstrative pronoun
Likewise, Peter Hajdu considers the proceeding from the t-initial demonstrative pronoun
as a possible case of t-type 3P inflections of Ob-Ugric and Samoyedic languages (Hajdu 1985 : 328).