Datapoint Cape Verdean Creole of Brava/Gender distinctions in personal pronouns

There is no gender distinction for the third person singular independent pronoun. El can stand for 'he/she/it'. Gender distinctions exist only in polite second person pronouns, nha for feminine and nho for masculine reference.

Values

In 2nd person but not in 3rd person

Example 31-31:
Jisus ta bensua nha, ta kunpanha nha.
Jisus
Jesus
ta
mood
bensua
bless
nha,
you
ta
mood
kunpanha
accompany
nha.
you
May Jesus bless you and be with you.

Source: Idilha Alves, p.c. (2000)

Example 31-32:
si nha ben li, nha atxa-m nha debe da-m
si
if
nha
you
ben
come
li,
here
nha
you
atxa-m
find-me
nha
you
debe
must
da-m
give-me
if you come here, you find me, you must give me

Source: Argi Avera field work corpus 2000

Example 31-30:
El ben more.
El
3sg
ben
come
more.
die
He died.

Source: Idilha Alves, p.c. (2000)

Example 31-33:
El fika k'un mudjer la.
El
he
fika
stay
k'un
with.a
mudjer
woman
la.
there
He stayed with a woman there.

Source: Artur, p.c. (2000)

Confidence:
Very certain