In Innu, personal pronouns are used to put emphasis on the person who is speaking or being spoken to. They are referred to as emphatic personal pronouns. They can be used on their own or with their corresponding personal prefixes, which occur on nouns and verbs.

Pronouns Meaning Notation
niń I, me, myself 1
tshiń you (singular), yourself 2
uiń she/he, her/him, herself/himself 3
neńua that one, that person, those ones, those people 4(p), 5
nińan we, us, ourselves (but not you) 1p
tshińanu we, us, ourselves (and you) 21(p)
tshińuau you (plural), yourselves 2p
uińuau they, them, themselves 3p


Here are some other personal pronouns, derived from emphatic pronouns:

Pronouns that indicate what happens first
Pronoun + ishtam Meaning
nińishtam me first
nińishtaminan us (excluding you) first
tshińishtam you first
tshińishtaminan us (including you) first
tshińishtamuau you (plural) first
uińishtam her/him first
Reinforced pronouns
Pronoun + itshe Meaning
nińitshe it must be me, it must be mine
tshińitshe it must be you, it must be yours
uińitshe it must be her/him, it must be hers/his