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what do proximal medial and distal mean in hawaiian grammar

November 28, 2018

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The normal meanings of these terms in a linguistic context are:

Proximal = near to the speaker
Distal = near to the addressee
Medial = far or in an indefinite location in respect of both

They usually apply to pronouns and demonstratives ('that near me', 'that near you', 'that yonder', etc.).

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