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Vawmataw:
Probably too. Who can e-mail Karyu Pawl?

Tanri:
Personally, I don't like this idea.
The short forms of tsa’u have one single purpose: to make noun-connected subordinate clauses as short and clean as possible:

Palulukan a tsati tsole’a oel trram, lam yehakx oer.

This pronoun - tsa’u/tsaw is unique, because it is used as a replacement of the noun the subordinate clause is connected to. Therefore it's used very often and tends to be shortened as much as possible.
I don't see this kind of motivation for such shortening of another, less frequently used pronoun. Fra’u pronoun does not play an important role in the structure of the main/subordinate clauses.
Also remember the non-standard form of the plural of this demonstrative pronoun (aysa’u/sa’u).

So, as I understand, the pronoun tsa’u and its abbreviated forms is something special and this mechanism should not be freely applied to any other nouns and pronouns.

`Eylan Ayfalulukanä:
I'm thinking this question has come up before. But when and where,  I don't remember.

Tay'waro:

--- Quote from: Tanri on July 10, 2016, 04:16:03 pm ---Personally, I don't like this idea.
The short forms of tsa’u have one single purpose: to make noun-connected subordinate clauses as short and clean as possible:

Palulukan a tsati tsole’a oel trram, lam yehakx oer.

This pronoun - tsa’u/tsaw is unique, because it is used as a replacement of the noun the subordinate clause is connected to. Therefore it's used very often and tends to be shortened as much as possible.
I don't see this kind of motivation for such shortening of another, less frequently used pronoun. Fra’u pronoun does not play an important role in the structure of the main/subordinate clauses.
Also remember the non-standard form of the plural of this demonstrative pronoun (aysa’u/sa’u).

So, as I understand, the pronoun tsa’u and its abbreviated forms is something special and this mechanism should not be freely applied to any other nouns and pronouns.

--- End quote ---

   You said correctly. I support you completely.

Tìtstewan:
Even if Pawl doesn't approve fraw, one could say it as fraw in fast speach. :-\

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