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3.9.1. Types of pronouns:
  Lotha has the following pronouns

1. Personal
2. Demonstrative
3. Interrogative
4. Reflexive
5. Indefinite Personal pronoun :
  The system of personal pronoun in Lotha distinguishes for three persons, two numbers and three genders. Gender distinction in pronoun takes place only in the third person. However, this type of gender distinction is maintained only in human pronouns. In case of animate nouns gender distinction is made by the gender marker or gender words as explained in 3.5.

Forms of Personal Pronouns are as follows :
Singular plural
First Person
Second Person n nt
Third Person
mp nt
Third Person
np nt
Personal pronouns whether singular or plural when occur as the subject of the sentence, nominative or agentive marker -n¡ or -y° or -n° is added.

1. -n ótsì ts-là I eat rice
    I-nom rice eat-present
2. -n ótsì ts-là we eat rice
 we-nom rice eat-present
3. -y skl-ì y-là I go to the school
I-nom school-to go-present
4. nt-n òtsì ts¡-là
you-nom rice eat present You (as a group) eat the rice
5. mp-n ótsì ts-là He eats rice
he-nom rice eat-present
6. np-n ótsì ts-là She eats rice
7. nt-n ótsì ts-là
they-nom rice eat-present They (as a group) eat rice
In case of first person plural form y, is the base for the first perso plural and y is the nominative marker. In case of t, is the base for the first person plural and t is a quantifier.
1. -y ótsì ts-là
    we-nom rice eat-present We eat rice
2. -t-n ótsì ts¡-là
    We-quantifier rice eat-present  We (as a group) eat
-nom rice

In case of second person pronouns, the singular form is n and plural form is nt where t is not a plural marker but a quantifier. n is the base for second person singular, n, n or y are nominative markers that occur when n is the subject of the sentence. In the second person plural n- can be taken as base and -t as quantifier. Third person masculine form is mp and feminine form is np, here, -p can be taken as base for the third person and m- and n- as gender markers for the masculine and feminine respectively. Third person plural form is nt where n- can be taken as base for the third person plural and -t is the quantifier.









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