Personal pronouns

Personal Inclusive Pronouns

Observation
ᔖᔥ ᓂᒌ ᒦᒋᓲᓐ ᓀᔥᑕᓃ᙮ Click here to hear this word shaash nichii miichisuun neshtanii. Me too, I ate already.

The pronoun ᓀᔥᑕᓃ neshtanii ‘me too’ indicates that a person is also included. To say that someone is also included, the following set of personal pronouns can be used:

Personal inclusive pronouns:

ᒉᔥᑕᒌ Click here to hear this word cheshtachii you too
ᓀᔥᑕᓃ Click here to hear this word neshtanii me too
ᒉᔥᑕᒌᐧᐋᐤ Click here to hear this word cheshtachiiwaau you all too
ᒉᔥᑕᒌᔮᓅ Click here to hear this word cheshtachiiyaanuu you and me too
ᓀᔥᑕᓃᔮᓐ Click here to hear this word neshtaniiyaan we too (but not you)
ᐧᐁᔥᑕᐧᐄ Click here to hear this word weshtawii him/her too
ᐧᐁᔥᑕᐧᐄᐧᐋᐤ Click here to hear this word weshtawiiwaau them too
ᐧᐁᔥᑕᐧᐄ (ᐅᐦᑖᐧᐄᐦ) Click here to hear this word weshtawii (uhtaawiih) his/her (father) too

The above forms are not used in all communities, they are only attested in the Inland dialect, and with elders. Younger people use ᓃ ᑲᔦ nii kaye or ᑲᔦ ᓃ kaye nii ‘me too’, i.e the set of emphatic personal pronouns with the particle kaye ‘also’. ᓀᔥᑕᓃ neshtanii should not be confused with ᓀᔥᑦ ᓃ nesht nii, ‘me too’, or where ᓀᔥᑦ nesht is a coordinating particle. [link particle nesht]

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