First Lessons in Maori
The personal pronouns have three numbers, Singular, Dual and Plural, as shown by the following table.
|Ahau or au, I, me.||tāua, thou and I, we two, us two.||tātou, you and I, we, us.|
|māua, he and I, we two, us two.||mātou, they and I, we, us.|
|Koe, thou, thee.||korua, you two.||koutou, you (more than two).|
|Ia, he, she, him, her.||rāua, they two, them two.||rātou, they, them (more than two).|
The pronouns, like the nouns, have no inflexions.
The personal pronouns are not used in speaking of inanimate things.