Datapoint Sango/Person syncretism in independent personal pronouns

The pronoun ala is used for both 2PL and 3PL, and it is also used deferentially for 2SG and 3SG. Speakers of Ngbandi and others influenced by them might use in' for 2PL.

Values

Syncretism between 2nd and 3rd person

Example 59-57:
ala yi nyen'?
ala
2pl
yi
want
nyen'?
what
What do you want?
Example 59-58:
ala gwe awe
ala
3pl
gwe
go
awe
already
They've gone.
Example 59-56:
ala he pembe ti mbi ape o
ala
2pl
he
ridicule
pembe
teeth
ti
of
mbi
1sg
ape
neg
o
pcl
Please don't laugh at my teeth.

Source: Samarin 1967a: 148

Confidence:
Very certain