Talk:self

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Why is this not from PIE *se (as Latin )? Wyang (talk) 23:01, 29 March 2013 (UTC)

The Latin etymology should be changed to *s(w)e-, which was the PIE third-person reflexive pronoun. As I understand it, the basic meaning of *s(w)e- was separate, apart, and this was used as the reflexive pronoun: accusative = *se, genitive = *sewe/*sei, dative = *sébʰio/*soi (no nominative). —Stephen (Talk) 05:24, 30 March 2013 (UTC)