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[Car.; cf. Vir. move you rass and Cr. Fr. ko (from Fr. corps body) in bougé ko-ou same meaning (Highfield p.c.) and Trin. Sp. cuelpe refl. pron. from Sp. cuerpo body (Moodie 1978: 12); cf. parallels in African languages, e.g. Yoruba ara mi (lit. body my) myself (Oyedeji p.c.) or Nilotic ro body, self (Homburger 1957:131); cf. Ibo dialect equivalent of "my buttocks" for 'myself' (Achebe 1969:134); cf. also US Black ass oneself (Major 1971) "III knew it'd kill my ass, I'd follow" (Gold) and colloq. Save your ass etc. and synecdoche] quasi refl. pron.: Watch your ass Watch yourself (a, warning). Carry your ass Get out. My ass got stuck with that I got stuck with it myself. cf. SKIN, HIP (Gen.)

Tags: Creole French, French, reflexive pronoun

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Last update: 2011-12-29 15:14
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.1

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