Datapoint Ambon Malay/Alignment of case marking of personal pronouns

Certain shortened forms of pronouns are possible only in A/S or P position.

1SG:
A/S: beta, bet, be
P: beta

2SG:
A/S: ose, os, se, ale, al
P: ose, os, se, ale

3SG:
A/S: dia, di, de
P: dia

3SG.N:
A/S: akang
P: akang, kang, ang

1PL:
A/S: katong, tong
P: katong

Values

Accusative alignment

Example 68-71:
Be lia dia.
Be
1sg
lia
see
dia.
3sg
I see/saw him/her.
Example 68-72:
De lia beta.
De
3sg
lia
see
beta.
1sg
He/she sees/saw me.

Source: Paauw 2008: 397

Confidence:
Certain