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Pronoun introduced before its antecedent

A famous historic document uses this construction, the Proclamation of the Irish Republic at the beginning of the Easter Rising in Dublin in 1916: "In the name of God and of the dead generations ...
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Languages with distinct pronouns for concrete and abstract things

Swahili, sort of. Like many Bantu languages, Swahili categorizes nouns into a large number of genders (or "classes"), and many (though not all) pronouns show agreement with these genders. ...
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What effect does the wrong T-V pronoun have on truth-value?

Short answer: None whatsover. Tu es allé au marché hier. Vous êtes allé au marché hier. Both can be true or false or either can. One is the French vous form aka polite form and the other is the tu ...
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What effect does the wrong T-V pronoun have on truth-value?

The choice of register (how respectful you're being) is generally considered a pragmatic matter, not a semantic one. In other words, it could potentially make an utterance infelicitous, but cannot ...
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