Personal pronouns are distinguished by person and number. They are not distinguished by gender. The basic pronouns differ substantially between dialects:
(Suru Mwerani dialect)
(Suru Rabwanga dialect)
(Suru Kavian dialect)
|1st person singular||nana||nana||ina||"me"|
|2nd person singular||kik||nggi||nggu||"you" (singular)|
|3rd person singular||ni||ni||ini||"him / her / it"|
|1st person dual (inclusive)||kuduru||kunduru||kindiri||"us" (you and me, two of us)|
|1st person dual (exclusive)||gemaru||nggemaru||inggari||"us" (me and another)|
|2nd person dual||gumru||nggimiru||nggumiri||"you (two)"|
|3rd person dual||nuuru||nuuru||iniiri||"them (two)"|
|1st person plural (inclusive)||kidi||kindi||kindi||"us" (you and me)|
|1st person plural (exclusive)||gema||nggema||ingga||"us" (me and others)|
|2nd person plural||gimi||nggimi||nggumi||"you" (plural)|
|3rd person plural||nii||nii||inii||"them"|
The dual or plural form of "you" is occasionally used in place of the singular form to show extreme respect.
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