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In all three examples the indirect possessor pronoun is at the beginning of 42 the noun phrase. , food and tobacco). These are presented in (74). (74) 1IN SG PL DU PAU 1EX gha-gu-a gha-da gha-mami ko-gh-ada ko-gha-mami tu-gha-da tu-gha-mami 2 gha-mu-a gha-miu ko-gha-miu tu-gha-miu 3 ghe gha-dira ko-gha-dira tu-gha-dira While this set differs from the “general” class of indirect possessor pronouns in that the form of the classifier remains the same for all persons and numbers,42 this set is the same in that the 1 and 2SG forms retain the 3SG object suffix -a.

The emphatic pronoun is used for subjects, objects and possessors. It can stand on its own, but is often used together with a noun phrase. The set of emphatic pronouns is given in (50). 30 When emphatic and object pronouns appear similar, the subject reference pronoun plays an important role in sorting out participant reference (see page 168), especially given the variable nature of Lengo subject ~ object word order. In (51) both clauses employ the emphatic pronoun. The actors in each clause are given emphasis by means of this optional pronoun even though both are indicated with subject reference pronouns in the verb phrases.

7 Interrogative / relative Lengo has two interrogative / relative pronouns: thi (human) and tha (non- human). They are not marked for number. 43 In (78) examples of thi and tha as relative pronouns are presented. (78) a thi ga deni ba k-e mai lau-a a. bit-O:3SG ART food DEM 'a different person who is over there will come take a bit of this food' tena Sarere, ba k-e oli b. na vanga tha t-o ghali mai-a ART food REL RL-2SG make come-O:3SG LOC Saturday FUT IRR-3SG return 43 This gives some indication that a human / non-human distinction between the Lengo articles a and na may have been stronger at some point in the past.

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