System Type: F
Source: Carlson (1991).
Comment: "Personal pronouns in Tainae are of two main types, those tied in to the noun class system, and the set which is independent of noun class." (Carlson 1991: 35). The first type is more common, and given below. Tainae has a masculine and a feminine set of pronouns, for all person/numbers. For all first and second persons, only the masculine forms are given below. Tainae has 11 noun classes (including feminine and masculine). The boxes for inanimate forms are not filled in below, as Carlson does not give any other forms for the 9 remaining noun classes than 2sg (ibid.: 26).
|1st (excl) Person Singular||to||to||to||nɨnkɨ|
|1st (excl) Person Dual||toyai||toyai||toyai||yainkɨ|
|1st (excl) Person Plural||tonai||tonai||tonai||nainkɨ|
|1st (incl) Person Dual||toyai||toyai||toyai||yainkɨ|
|1st (incl) Person Plural||tonai||tonai||tonai||nainkɨ|
|2nd Person Singular||okɨ||okɨ||okɨ||ntɨkɨ|
|2nd Person Dual||oyankwi||oyankwi||oyankwi||hainkɨ|
|2nd Person Plural||aɨwai||aɨwai||aɨwai||hainkɨ|
|3rd Person Singular Gender 1||o||o||o||kinkɨ|
|3rd Person Singular Gender 2||epi||epi||epi||kinkɨ|
|3rd Person Dual||oya||oya||oya||winkɨ|
|3rd Person Plural||aɨwa||aɨwa||aɨwa||winkɨ|