Datapoint Khasi / Distance Contrasts in Demonstratives

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  1. Eric Mawrie Says:

    Khasi has a five-way contrast of demonstratives:
    -ne (closer to the speaker)
    -to (closer to the addressee)
    -tai (far and visible)
    -ta (far and invisible)
    -tei (above the line of sight)
    -this (below the line of sight)

    (I am a native Khasi speaker from Shillong, India. Not studying linguistics, but a real language buff!)

  2. Eric Mawrie Says:

    *Correction:
    -thie (below the line of sight)

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