Pronouns can substitute nouns and noun phrases.
– I, me
te – you
le – he, she, it
mome – we
tote – you all
lole – they
The reflexive pronoun is used when the object of a sentence is the same as the subject.
ze – self
Note! The reflexive pronoun ze is used for all persons, so it corresponds to English myself, yourself, himself, herself, itself, ourselves and themselves all at once.
me vida ze
– I see myself.
le vida ze – She sees herself. / He sees himself. / It sees itself.
mome vida ze. – We see ourselves.
The demonstrative pronouns are:
– this one
we – that one
me vola ye.
– I want this one.
le vola we. – He/she wants that one.
They end in -i when they function as modifiers i.e. when they come before a noun.
– This cat
wi maw – That cat
ke is a general-purpose interrogative pronoun. It does the job of English words who and what.
ke? – Who or what?
The adjectival interrogative pronoun is ki and it means the same as English which.
– What? (Which thing?)
ki ren? – Who? (Which person?)
ki zaman? – When? (What time?)
ki yang? – How? (What manner?)
The adverbial interrogative pronoun is ko and it means the same as English how.
Also adjectives are questioned with ki.
– How new?
ko kosti? – How costy?
ko pol? – How many?
ko day? – How big?
ko lil? – How small?
te tena ko day maw? – How big cat do you have?