Datapoint Reunion Creole/Gender distinctions in personal pronouns

Gender distinction in 3rd person singular occurs only in acrolect: li 'he’ vs. el 'she’.

Values

No gender distinctions

Example 54-25:
Alor, in zour, lavé in per de famiy; alor li na tro de zanfan [...].
Alor,
at.that.time
en
indf
zour,
day
lave
have.pst
en
indf
per
father
of
famiy;
family
alor
well.then
li
3sg
na
have
trodë
too.many
zanfan
child
[...].
[...]
Once upon a time there was a father; well, he had too many children [...].
French: Alors un jour il y avait un père de famille; alors il a trop d'enfants [...].

Source: Barat et al. 1977: 43

Example 54-24:
Bin, la fam la parti [...] li voi banann par isi.
Ben,
well
la
def
famn
woman
la
prf
parti
leave
[...]
[...]
li
3sg.fin
vwa
see
banann
banana
par
over
isi.
here
Well, the woman has left (her house) [...] she sees some bananas over here.
French: Eh bien, la femme est partie [...] elle voit des bananes par ici.

Source: Barat et al. 1977: 13

Confidence:
Very certain