Written by Dyami Millarson
The Eilauner personal pronouns have only two forms: the nominative and the accusative-dative. The accusative has merged with the dative in Eilauners.
The nominative forms are:
- Ik, ‘k, I (first person singular)
- Dò, ‘ste, thou/you (second person singular informal)
- Jy, je, you (second person singular formal)
- Hy, he (masculine 3rd person singular)
- Jò, se, she (feminine 3rd person singular)
- It, ‘t, it (neuter 3rd person singular).
- Wy, we, we (1st person plural).
- Jimme, you or you guys (2nd person plural).
- Jà, they (3rd person plural).
Jy, je is a very polite, respectful form. So it is a honorific in Eilauners.
The accusative-dative forms are:
- My, (to/for) me.
- Dy, (to/for) thee.
- Him, ‘m, (to/for) him.
- Har, (to/for) her.
- It, it (only used as accusative).
- Us (small letters: ús), (to/for) us.
- Jimme (same as nominative), you.
- Har (same as feminine 3rd pers. accusative), (to/for) them.
The accusative-dative forms are always used after prepositions and they may also be used in conjunction with certain adjectives or verbs:
- Ik jeeuw dit geschink oon (preposition) dy. I give this present to you.
- It is my fraimd (adjective). It is alien to me.
- Ik jeeuw (verb) dy dit geschink. I give you this present.
- Ik bin (verb) dy net. I am not you.