Datapoint Bislama/Dual in independent personal pronouns

Values

Dual form in all three persons

Example 23-26:
yutufala i promes blong go mit long wan ples we oli no save Denis
yutufala
2du
i
agr
promes
promise
blong
comp
go
go
mit
meet
long
loc
wan
indf
ples
place
we
rel
oli
agr
no
neg
save
know
Denis
Denis
You arranged to meet up somewhere where no-one knows Dennis.

Source: Meyerhoff 1994-1995 field recordings

Example 23-27:
hem i se "e, yutufala i stanap gud"
hem
3sg
i
agr
se
say
"e,
hey
yutufala
2du
i
agr
stanap
stand.up
gud"
good
She said "Hey, you guys, stand up straight".

Source: Meyerhoff 1994-1995 field recordings

Example 23-28:
mi talem se bae mitufala i danis
mi
1sg
talem
tell
se
comp
bae
irr
mitufala
1du
i
agr
danis
dance
I said we should dance.

Source: Meyerhoff 1994-1995 field recordings

Example 23-29:
i se "No, bae mifala i mas mekem"
i
agr
se
say
"No,
neg
bae
irr
mifala
1pl
i
agr
mas
must
mekem"
make
[He] said "No, we have to do this".

Source: Meyerhoff 1994-1995 field recordings

Example 23-30:
be yufala i pem hem from wanem?
be
but
yufala
2pl
i
agr
pem
pay
hem
3sg
from
caus
wanem?
what
But why are you paying (a fine) for her?

Source: Meyerhoff 1994-1995 field recordings

Example 23-79:
ale tufala i stap wok long Santo ia
ale
so
tufala
3du
i
agr
stap
prog
wok
work
long
loc
Santo
Santo
ia
def
So the two of them were working in Santo.
So the two of them are working in Santo.

Source: Meyerhoff 1994-1995 field recordings

Confidence:
Very certain