Paradigm Details:

Language: (mri) Maori.


System Type: F

Source: Harlow (1996).

Comment: In all clause types A and S pronouns appear unmarked while O pronouns are marked by the preposition /i/ (Harlow 1996:27). Since /i/ is not analysed as incorporated into the head of the marked object phrase, this element has not been included with the O forms listed below. In addition, when acting as possessives, the forms listed below appear following one of four possessive prepositions and immediately precede the possessed noun phrase (Harlow 1996:20-2). Each of the four possessive prepositions index a certain form of possession as discussed by Harlow (1996:20-2).

Pronoun Paradigm:

  A S O Poss.
1st (excl) Person Singular ahau - ahau - ahau - ahau -
1st (excl) Person Dual maaua maaua maaua maaua
1st (excl) Person Plural maatou maatou maatou maatou
1st (incl) Person Dual taaua taaua taaua taaua
1st (incl) Person Plural taatou taatou taatou taatou
2nd Person Singular koe koe koe koe
2nd Person Dual kooɾua kooɾua kooɾua kooɾua
2nd Person Plural koutou koutou koutou koutou
3rd Person Singular Gender 1 ia ia ia ia
3rd Person Singular Gender 2 ia ia ia ia
3rd Person Dual ɾaaua ɾaaua ɾaaua ɾaaua
3rd Person Plural ɾaatou ɾaatou ɾaatou ɾaatou