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Reflexive Pronouns

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The Reflexive Pronoun si-

The reflexive pronoun has no nominative case and its forms are similar to the first person pronoun ek, except they begin with s-.

 

Accusative

sek (himself, herself, itself, themselves)

 

Genitive

seina (his own, her own, its own, their own)

This is always located after the modified noun.

 

Dative

sis (to himself, herself, itself, themselves)

 

When si- has a plural reference, it is usually accompanied by missó “each other, reciprocally”:

Eis qiþa sis missó “They talk to each other/ They talk among themselves”.

 

"ourselves" is expressed with the phrase

wit silbona (two people)
weis silbona (more than two people)
weis silbans (males)
weis silbons (females)

 

Non-nominative forms of the first and second person pronouns can also express reflexive meaning:

Ek qiþa mis. "I talk to myself".

Is qiþa imma. "He talks to himself".

Ita falha sis. "It hid itself".

 

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