Datapoint Fa d’Ambô/Special dependent person forms for subject and object

The independent full length 1SG and 3SG pronouns are amu and eli respectively. Dependent 1SG and 3SG pronouns are nearly always shortened to m’, am, mu and e, i, ‘l, li, respectively.

Values

Dependent subject and object forms

Example 38-28:
amu ku bo
amu
1sg
ku
and
bo
2sg
me and you
Example 38-29:
I ske pali za.
Eli
3sg
ske
fut
pali
give.birth
za.
already
She is about to give birth.
Example 38-113:
Amu fal bebela.
Amu
1sg
fa-li
speak-3sg
bebela.
already
I told him/her already.
Example 38-154:
M’pizal ba omal.
Amu-piza-li
1sg-push-3sg
ba
go
omali.
sea
I pushed him into the sea.
Example 38-27:
Ku bof, xol!
Ku
with
bo-f,
2sg-neg
ku-eli!
with-3sg
Not with you, with him!
Confidence:
Certain