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The comparison of systems requires resort to syntagmatic considerations, because any paradigmatic analysis, i. , of constructions. For example, in order to isolate the system of personal pronouns in English in the nominative and oblique forms, it is necessary first to investigate various constructions in which such pronouns appear and then generalize on the basis of such syntagmatic data by extracting the paradigmatic system of personal pronouns. In order to obtain an equivalent system in another language, one must investigate equivalent constructions in that language and extract the relevant paradigmatic system from the data.
In order to obtain an equivalent system in another language, one must investigate equivalent constructions in that language and extract the relevant paradigmatic system from the data. Therefore, equivalence of systems cannot be ascertained without the foundation provided by the equivalence of constructions in which elements of these systems appear. In contrastive practice, equivalent systems across languages are usually juxtaposed on the basis of the investigator's intuition Towards a classification of contrastive studies 29 (his knowledge of the two languages), corroborated by the established grammatical tradition expressed in the common terminology.
They involve the lack of distinctions in English between singular and plural second person pronoun you in contrast to the distinction made in Polish between the singular ty and the plural wy. Another difference consists in the distinction between virile and non-virile gender in the third person plural in Polish, which contrasts with the lack of the parallel distinction in English. The Polish grammatical distinction oni vs. one reflects the semantic distinction: oni refers to groups of people in which there is at least one male person, while one substitutes for all other nouns in the plural.