Fun Link Friday: Japanese Pronouns

Still working through the international move and accompanying jetlag– sorry for lack of Fun Link Fridays lately! Here’s a quickie fun link for the linguistic nerds among us!

tvtropesSure, if you’ve studied Japanese you know some of the basic pronouns you hear in everyday conversation like watashi 私, atashi あたし, boku 僕, ore 俺, and some others. But have you ever heard of unu 汝, washi 儂, or maro 麿? Some pronouns you’ll find in today’s link are modern developments, others historical uses most people have forgotten. Test your knowledge of obscure first-, second-, and third-person pronouns with this handy list put out by TV Tropes!

 

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Paula lives in the vortex of graduate life. She studies medieval Japanese history.
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