ganas_de_ti (ganas_de_ti) wrote in linguaphiles,
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Closed word class

Hmm...

can anyone think of examples of new vocabulary being admitted to the closed word class recently? I think there was one in Brazilian Portuguese, but i've forgotten it. I'm specifically looking for new pronouns.

you guys are so great and speedy! thanks!


ETA: i was thinking of "a gente", but i can't find any info on how it came into use or when...google fails :(
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