Sentence 1673

Mixtec (San Miguel el Grande)


2nd sg. hon.


2nd sg. fam.

ní ʔí

2nd sg. hon.


2nd sg. fam.

- there is no number distinction in personal pronouns in this Mixtec language. The only inherently plural form is the 1st person inclusive. Plurals of other persons (subject) may be marked by the addition of a separate plural prefix to the verb stem.

- there are binary politeness distinctions in all three person categories.

- there is a distinction between free forms and clitic forms

- the clitic forms look mostlly like phonetically reduced forms of the free pronouns

- there is no case marking in Mixtec