PP~DemSubj: Although third person personal pronouns exist, they can always be substituted in subject position by demonstrative pronouns.
(1) xum ōl-ǝs. taw wōraj-aŋkwe min-as.
(2) xum ōl-ǝs. ta wōraj-aŋkwe min-as.
(3) xum-ǝt ōl-s-ǝt. tait wōraj-aŋkwe min-as-ǝt.
In Northern Mansi, personal and demonstrative pronouns are separate categories (Rombandeeva 1973; Kálmán 1979; Riese 2001), but the demonstratives can substitute personal pronouns for animate subjects both if the subject is singular (1), (2) or plural (3).