The independent personal pronoun can be used only in the nominative case. When a pronoun is in an oblique case, it is expressed by a suffix added to a verb, noun or particle. The same suffixes are used for both the accusative case and genitive except in the first person singular. As direct object appended to a verb the first person singular is ni نِ. The suffixes are very likely the independent pronoun but with k ك instead of t ت in the second person.
1. The simplest pronoun is dhaA , but more common is the compound hEdhaA. The inflections of dhaA can be found by cutting off the prefix ha
dhaAka dhaAnika dhay-nika
taAka tiyka taAnika tay-nika eawlaYEeika
4. More common in the singular are dhElika (masc.) and til-ka (fem.).
4. A demonstrative pronoun preceds its noun and, as it is by nature definite, the noun must be definite also.
5. But if the noun has a pronominal suffix, the demonstrative follows it.
6. If the noun is indefinite you have a sentence.
7. When the predicate of a sentence is definite is definite, the pronoun of the third person is put bewteen the demonstrative and the predicate.
8. In sentences like these, the demonstrative is a nominative absolute and the real sentence is the personal pronoun plus the predicate.
.9. man- ‘who?’ maA ‘what?’ These are indeclinable.
10. maA when combined with the preposition li is often abbreviated limaA or lima .
12. maA and man- are also used as indefinite pronouns and then they behave like conditional particles.
13. eayyuN , eayyat_uN ‘which of’ is always followed by a genitive or pronominal suffix.