Aria Stewart (aredridel) wrote,
Aria Stewart

ASL pronouns for English

I said today that I missed ASL pronouns in English. I am always confused in complicated conversations involving more than two subjects when there’s too many pronouns. I can’t ever remember which thing “it” is referring to.

Imagine if you had a set of pronouns, “de”, “dele”, “dela”, “delo”, “delele”, “delala”, “delolo”, “delalala”, ad infinitum. The first is “it” as we know it, the first subject, but a bit less ambiguous as it wouldn’t change. “Dele” would be the second person you referred to, and so on. “Les went to the store and de left before it got dark. De went to the park. Meanwhile, Sam went to the store too, and then to the park. De and dele went home and were happy”.

Perhaps it’s harder to keep track of, since we’re not used to keeping track of the subjects and objects of sentences, and unlike ASL, you don’t make it obvious when you use a slot.


  • (no subject)

    You do occasionally visit Boston Public Library, yes? If not, get on it! You were raised in and on libraries. They are in your blood! You…

  • (no subject)

    "I had never been in a room of people who were going to say 'yes' to me before." My friend and I crammed into a rush hour crowded train…

  • Recipe: Storm in the Garden

    Recipe: Storm in the Garden Ingredients 10 ml lavender vodka 10 ml orange vodka 10 ml hibiscus vodka 200 ml ginger ale ice…

  • Post a new comment


    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

  • 1 comment