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Shit I've Noticed from Albert's blog

I've noticed:


Me = ONE: I [English Me], Eins [German One], Yi [Chinese One], Ich [German I/Me], Ek [Sanskrit One], Ik [Dutch I/Me], Ichi [Japanese One], Me [Engish I/Me], Mere [Hindi Me], Moi [French Me], Moja [Swahili One], Mono [Greek], Mot [Vietnamese One], Muy [Khmer & Semelai One], Moa [Mon One], Misa [Mundari One], An [English singular article], Ana [Arabic Me].


You = Two: Thou [English You], Du [German You], Tu [Spanish You], Tum [Hindi You], Dva [Sanskrit Two], Yusa [Tsou Two], Duwa [Acehnese Two], Dua [Balinese, Batak, Toba, Malay, Sundanese Two], Due [Sasak Two], Duo [Mingangkabau Two], Thua [Tsat Two], Duaq [Dayak Two], Duo [Dusun Two], Uoua [Kiribati Two], Ua [Niuean & Tongan Two].




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Dark Enlightenment
Jun 18
I look at it like starting a list in Spanish. You do not start it by saying "Uno"(one), but subbing instead "primero" which is an etymology/root wet dream as far as words go.

Also if you have ever fucked around with a Latin translator you'll notice that problem with parent languages.

Why some chose to emphasize certain forms can be as personal as familiarity. Or culture position towards the self. Which is what I think you are getting at here.

I also notice you can see the similarities and draw many of these back to a parent isolate language. Leaves me wondering if there is a singular proto language that arose with early hominids.
I look at it like starting a list in Spanish. You do not start it by saying "Uno"(one), but subbing instead "primero" which is an etymology/root wet dream as far as words go.
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