Datapoint Bislama/Gender distinctions in personal pronouns

Values

No gender distinctions

Example 23-23:
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).

Source: Meyerhoff 2003a: 236

Example 23-24:
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.

Source: Meyerhoff 1994-1995 field recordings

Example 23-25:
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.

Source: Meyerhoff 1994-1995 field recordings

Confidence:
Very certain