Datapoint Bislama/Reciprocal constructions

Some use of ij ('each') as a reciprocal pronoun is attested, and though this may be increasing, its use possibly still sociolinguistically indexes familiarity with English.

Values

No reciprocal construction exists

Example 23-142:
evri man oli save yu, yu yu save mi, mi mi save yu
evri
every
man
man
oli
agr
save
know
yu,
2sg
yu
2sg
yu
2sg
save
know
mi,
1sg
mi
1sg
mi
1sg
save
know
yu
2sg
Everyone knows you, you know me and I know you.

Source: Meyerhoff 1994-1995 field recordings

Confidence:
Very certain