Datapoint Lingala/Gender distinctions in personal pronouns

singular: yé (animates, male and female) versus yangó́ (inanimates);

plural: bangó (animates, male and female) versus yangó (inanimates)

Values

In 3rd person singular and plural only

Example 60-15:
namónákí
na-món-ákí
1sg-see-pst
3sg.anim
neg
I didn't see her/him.

Source: Recordings of naturalistic discourse

Example 60-16:
namónákí yangó
na-món-ákí
1sg-see-pst
yangó
3sg.inan
neg
I didn't see it.

Source: Recordings of naturalistic discourse

Example 60-17:
namónákí bangó
na-món-ákí
1sg-see-pst
bangó
3pl.anim
neg
I didn't see them.

Source: Recordings of naturalistic discourse

Example 60-18:
namónákí yangó
na-món-ákí
1sg-see-pst
yangó
3pl.inan
neg
I didn't see the things.
Confidence:
Very certain