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295. The Personal Pronouns have, in general, the same constructions as nouns.

a. The personal pronouns are not expressed as subjects, except for distinction or emphasis:—

  1. vocō, I call you. But,—
  2. quis vocat? ego vocō, who is calling me? I (emphatic) am calling you.

b. The personal pronouns have two forms for the genitive plural, that in -um being used partitively (§ 346), and that in -ī oftenest objectively (§ 348):—

  1. mâior vestrum, the elder of you.
  2. habētis ducem memorem vestrī, oblītum suī; (Cat. 4.19), you have a leader who thinks (is mindful) of you and forgets (is forgetful of) himself.
  3. pars nostrum, a part (i.e. some) of us.

Note 1.--The genitives nostrum , vestrum , are occasionally used objectively (§ 348): as,— “cupidus vestrum(Verr. 3.224) , fond of you;cūstōs vestrum(Cat. 3.29) , the guardian of you (your guardian).

Note 2.--“One of themselves” is expressed by ūnus ex suīs or ipsīs (rarely ex ), or ūnus suōrum .

c. The Latin has no personal pronouns of the third person except the reflexive . The want is supplied by a Demonstrative or Relative (§§ 296. 2, 308. f

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    • J. B. Greenough, Benjamin L. D'Ooge, M. Grant Daniell, Commentary on Caesar's Gallic War, AG BG 5.29
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