Value No gender distinctions

Language:
Bislama
Parameter:
Gender distinctions in personal pronouns

Examples

  1. hem i katkatem smolsmol kabis blong hem
    hem
    3sg
    i
    agr
    kat~kat-em
    cut~cut-tr
    smol~smol
    small~small
    kabis
    cabbage
    blong
    poss
    hem
    3sg
    She cut up her cabbage very fine(ly).

    See Meyerhoff 2003a: 236

  2. hem i no save se woman blong hem i bon finis
    hem
    3sg
    i
    agr
    no
    neg
    save
    know
    se
    comp
    woman
    woman
    blong
    poss
    hem
    3sg
    i
    agr
    bon
    burn
    finis
    compl
    He didn't know that his wife had (by that time) already been burnt.

    See Meyerhoff 1994-1995 field recordings

  3. sapos haos kapa blong yumi i muv [...] kijin blong hem i kam long saed
    sapos
    if
    haos
    house
    kapa
    copper
    blong
    poss
    yumi
    1pl.incl
    i
    agr
    muv
    move
    [...]
    [...]
    kijin
    kitchen
    blong
    poss
    hem
    3sg
    i
    agr
    kam
    come
    long
    loc
    saed
    side
    If our house with the iron roof moves (down here) [...] its kitchen (could) come on the side.

    See Meyerhoff 1994-1995 field recordings