Punjabi – 2. Vocabulary – 3. Other Pronouns

Punjabi has a lot of pronouns, and it doesn’t distinguish between personal and impersonal pronouns as much as English, so many pronouns overlap these two categories. Nevertheless, the pronouns can be explained simply in English. Pronouns can be divided into several classes. Demonstratives are used to point to something, indefinites are used to vaguely substitute …

Punjabi – 2. Vocabulary – 2. Personal Pronouns

The oblique form is not as difficult as it sounds. It’s used before postpositions, which we will learn about later. Here are the first person singular pronouns: ਮੈਂ (mae~)(pn.) I (subjective) (example: ਮੈਂ ਤੈਨੂੰ ਪਿਆਰ ਕਰਦਾ। (mae~ taenuu~ pi’aara karadaa|, “I love you.”)) ਮੈਨੂੰ (maenuu~)(pn.) me, to me (objective) (example: ਤੁਸੀਂ ਮੈਨੂੰ ਪਿਆਰ ਕਰਦੇ। (tusii~ …