PPDrop: The presence of an independent pronoun in subject position is not required to replace a nominal agent.
(1) wās-ǝl χāp-e taγle pāχwt-ǝs-te.
(2) taw wās-ǝl χāp-e taγle pāχwt-ǝs-te.
The verb is marked for the number and the person of the subject in Northern Mansi, thus the personal pronoun is typically omitted as the subject (1) (Riese 2001: 61). If a personal pronoun subject appears in the sentence, it indicates contrastive focus (2).