Paradigm Details:

Language: (set) Sentani.

Label: clean


System Type: None

Source: Cowan (1965).

Comment: Owen's cleaned up version. Only retained set II forms (p.16) as the ohters have more specific uses In a footnote, Cowan (1965: 16) writes "I have included this "inclusive" form of the 1st p. du., pl., although it is not in general use and is probably a dialectal form adapted to this specialized end under Austronesian influence. (...) The seris II type of this pronoun (e) is put between brackets because I have never met it in actual usage, while my informants were divided in their opinions on the point." I hope I have interpreted Cowan (1965: 16) well as concerns the dəjɛ (etc) vs. the da (etc) series. The da series can be used with postpositions -- I do not know if they are obligatorily followed by postpositions when they are O.

Pronoun Paradigm:

  A S O Poss.
1st (excl) Person Singular da da da da
1st (excl) Person Dual me me me me
1st (excl) Person Plural me me me me
1st (incl) Person Dual e e e e
1st (incl) Person Plural e e e e
2nd Person Singular wa wa wa wa
2nd Person Dual ma ma ma ma
2nd Person Plural ma ma ma ma
3rd Person Singular Gender 1 na na na na
3rd Person Singular Gender 2 na na na na
3rd Person Dual na na na na
3rd Person Plural na na na na