Datapoint Ambon Malay/Special dependent person forms for subject and object

Examples show both the short and the long form of two pronouns occurring as nominal subjects. The alternative (short) forms of all pronouns are reduced forms of the full pronouns. Only some short forms can occur in object position or stand alone as one word sentences, and these forms are noted in the examples. All short forms can occur in subject position.

Values

Dependent subject and object forms

Example 68-23:
beta/bet/be
beta/bet/be
1sg
me, I

Source: Paauw 2008: 406

Example 68-24:
ose/os/se; ale/al
ose/os/se;
2sg.INFORMAL
ale/al
2sg.sbj.INFORMAL
you (singular, informal)

Source: Paauw 2008: 406

Example 68-25:
dia/di/de; antua/ontua; akang/kang/ang
dia/di/de;
3sg
antua/ontua;
3sg.formal
akang/kang/ang
3sg.n
s/he; she; it

Source: Paauw 2008: 406

Example 68-26:
katong/tong
katong/tong
1pl.incl/1pl.excl
we (inclusive or exclusive)

Source: Paauw 2008: 406

Example 68-27:
dorang/dong
dorang/dong
2pl/3pl
you (plural), they

Source: Paauw 2008: 406

Example 68-20:
Itu beta pung.
Itu
dem
beta
1sg
pung.
poss
That one is mine.
Example 68-21:
Beta pung kalsang.
Beta
1sg
pung
poss
kalsang.
trousers
My trousers.

Source: van Minde 1997: 161

Example 68-22:
De blong ada makan.
De
3sg
blong
not.yet
ada
prog
makan.
eat
He's not eating yet.

Source: van Minde 1997: 231

Example 68-1:
Dia buka mulu ka mari.
Dia
3sg
buka
open
mulu
mouth
ka
to
mari.
here
It opened its mouth to here.

Source: Paauw 2008

Confidence:
Certain