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SIR – Having read your article about difficult languages (“Tongue twisters”, December 19th) I scoff at Tuyuca and Kwaio for having only two words for “we”, inclusive and exclusive. In English we have three: the regular we meaning you and I, as in “we had dinner together”; the royal we meaning I, as in “we are not amused”; and the marital we meaning you, as in “we need to take out the garbage.

Letters to The Economist (via Erin McKean)

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