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PronType: pronominal type

Prs: personal

Formal written Finnish uses the following personal pronouns:

    Person  
Number 1 2 3
Sing minä sinä hän
Plur me te he

Colloquial Finnish and regional dialects include a number of variants for each, such as mä, mie, mää and myö for minä “I”.

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Rcp: reciprocal

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Int: interrogative

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Rel: relative

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Dem: demonstrative

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Ind: indefinite

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Notes: indefinite vs. quantifier pronouns

Some descriptions of Finnish avoid the category label “indefinite pronouns” (indefiniittipronomi) in favor of “quantifier/quantifying pronouns” (kvanttoripronomini) (e.g. http://scripta.kotus.fi/visk/sisallys.php?p=742; in Finnish), while others recognize both categories (e.g. Voutilainen et al. 2012). UD Finnish only uses the PronType value Ind (indefinite) (See also the note on negative pronouns below).

Notes: negative pronouns

Finnish has no “inherently negative” pronouns (see e.g. http://wals.info/chapter/115) such as [en] nothing or [de] niemand “nobody” but instead uses a negator to construct such expressions:

Some descriptions separate pronouns that can occur in such expressions into their own subcategory of negative polarity (kieltohakuiset) pronouns (see e.g. VISK § 757; in Finnish). However, as the UD PronType=Neg feature only covers inherently negative pronouns, UD Finnish assigns the PronType value Ind to these pronouns.


PronType in other languages: [bej] [bg] [bm] [cs] [en] [fi] [fr] [ga] [gd] [gub] [gun] [hu] [hy] [it] [kpv] [myu] [pcm] [sl] [sv] [tpn] [tr] [u] [uk] [urj]