Datapoint Nengee/Special dependent person forms for subject and object

The contrast betweebn dependent and indepndent personal pronouns is quite limited: Only a, the third person singular pronoun, cannot occur under focus or as an answer to a question (where the independent form en must be used). Huttar & Huttar (1994: 459) argue that pronouns are reduced in non-emphatic position.

Values

Only dependent subject forms

Example 4-22:
Mi lobi a sama.
Mi
I
lobi
love
a
det
sama.
person
I love that person.
Example 4-23:
Speaker_A: Sama si en? – Speaker_B: Na mi.
Speaker_A:
Speaker_a:
Sama
who
si
see
en?
her
Speaker_B:
Speaker_B:
Na
foc
mi.
me
Speaker A: Who saw her? – Speaker B: It was me.
Example 4-24:
Speaker_A: Sama bay a buku de? – Speaker_B: Na en/*a
Speaker_A:
Speaker_a:
Sama
person
bay
buy
a
det
buku
book
de?
dem
Speaker_B:
Speaker_B:
Na
foc
en/*a
him/he
Speaker A: Who bought that book? – Speaker B: It was him.
Example 4-84:
Nownow a siki, a ná o man koti a goon gi i.
Nownow
now.now
a
he
siki,
sick
a
he
neg
o
fut
man
able
koti
cut
a
det.sg
goon
field
gi
give
i.
you
Right now he is sick; he'll not be able to prepare the field for you.

Source: Goury & Migge 2003: 104

Confidence:
Certain