14 Dual in independent personal pronouns

This feature is described more fully in chapter 14.


This feature asks whether a language has a grammaticalized dual-plural distinction, e.g. Tok Pisin yu 'you (SG)', yupela 'you (PL)', yutupela 'you (DU)'. In some languages, such a special form occurs in all three persons, and in one language, it occurs only in the first person.


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No special dual form66
Dual form in all three persons8
Dual form only in first person1

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