Monday, July 2, 2012

koitsu, soitsu and aitsu

Yesterday at Asian-Ya I learned about a way to say "them" which uses the same distance rules as kore (this thing), sore (that thing) and are (that thing over there). You simply substitute the re part with itsu and you are now referring to persons instead of things:

Koitsu: this person
Soitsu: that person
Aitsu: that person over there (person in sight but relatively far, or someone not in sight but familiar to both the speaker and listener)

This is supposed to be crude vocabulary according to my dictionary. 

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