Value Dependent subject and object forms

Language:
Ambon Malay
Parameter:
Special dependent person forms for subject and object
References
Paauw 2008: 406

Examples

  1. Dia buka mulu ka mari.
    Dia
    3sg
    buka
    open
    mulu
    mouth
    ka
    to
    mari.
    here
    It opened its mouth to here.

    See Paauw 2008

  2. Itu beta pung.
    Itu
    dem
    beta
    1sg
    pung.
    poss
    That one is mine.
  3. Beta pung kalsang.
    Beta
    1sg
    pung
    poss
    kalsang.
    trousers
    My trousers.

    See van Minde 1997: 161

  4. De blong ada makan.
    De
    3sg
    blong
    not.yet
    ada
    prog
    makan.
    eat
    He's not eating yet.

    See van Minde 1997: 231

  5. beta/bet/be
    beta/bet/be
    1sg
    me, I

    See Paauw 2008: 406

  6. ose/os/se; ale/al
    ose/os/se;
    2sg.INFORMAL
    ale/al
    2sg.sbj.INFORMAL
    you (singular, informal)

    See Paauw 2008: 406

  7. dia/di/de; antua/ontua; akang/kang/ang
    dia/di/de;
    3sg
    antua/ontua;
    3sg.formal
    akang/kang/ang
    3sg.n
    s/he; she; it

    See Paauw 2008: 406

  8. katong/tong
    katong/tong
    1pl.incl/1pl.excl
    we (inclusive or exclusive)

    See Paauw 2008: 406

  9. dorang/dong
    dorang/dong
    2pl/3pl
    you (plural), they

    See Paauw 2008: 406