Datapoint Kriol/Reflexive constructions

All varieties of Kriol have an invariable reflexive marker mijelb or jelp which is used with all persons. Thus, although derived from an English word (myself) which contains a personal pronoun, it cannot be synchronically analyzed as involving a personal pronoun.

Values

Dedicated reflexive pronoun

Example 25-238:
Im skrejim mijelb.
Im
3sg
skrej-im
scratch-tr
mijelb.
refl
He scratches himself.
Example 25-258:
Im getin la hol en i jatimap mijelb.
Im
3sg
getin
get.in
la
loc
hol
hole
en
and
i
3sg
jat-im-ap
shut-tr-up
mijelb.
refl
It gets into the hole and buries itself. (Referring to a goanna, a large reptile highly sought after for meat).
Example 25-266:
Maitbi im hedeik, [...] im holdim mijelb la hed na.
Maitbi
maybe
im
3sg
hedeik,
headache
[...]
[...]
im
3sg
hold-im
hold-tr
mijelb
refl
la
loc
hed
head
na.
now
Maybe he has got a headache, he is holding his head now.
Example 25-306:
Buji yu rabim mijelb yu hatim.
Buji
cond
yu
2sg
rab-im
rub-tr
mijelb
refl
yu
2sg
hat-im.
hurt-tr
If you rub yourself (with it), you will be in pain. (Context: discussing a poisonous plant).
Example 25-307:
Yu lafda wajim mijelp.
Yu
2sg
lafda
oblig
waj-im
wash-tr
mijelp.
refl
You have to wash yourself.

Source: Sandefur 1979: 92

Example 25-216:
Yu shudbi wajambat jelp.
Yu
2sg
shudbi
should
waj-am-bat
wash-tr-prog
jelp.
refl
You should wash yourself.

Source: Hudson 1985: 32

Confidence:
Very certain