in / 伊人

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amhoanna
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in / 伊人

Post by amhoanna » Fri Jan 27, 2012 3:24 pm

A question for everyone, but esp. spkrs of dialects that use ilâng or inlâng.

In TW, "in" can be used to refer to animals, inanimate objects, and concepts, just like the word "them" in English.

The question is, can ilâng be used to refer to multiple animals, objects or concepts in dialects that use ilâng?

If you're familiar with any "in" dialect (e.g. Amoy), do you know if "in" can be used this way in that dialect?

Gracias.
niuc
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Re: in / 伊人

Post by niuc » Mon Mar 12, 2012 8:16 am

Amhoanna, my variant hardly (if ever) use "in" for non-humans, but usually use hiâi (= TW "hia" = those) in that case.
loilove
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Re: in / 伊人

Post by loilove » Thu Mar 22, 2012 8:20 am

ok thank for share, amhoanna :P
amhoanna
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Re: in / 伊人

Post by amhoanna » Wed Apr 04, 2012 8:48 am

Thanks, Niuc! Just re-discovered your reply.
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