Sentence 811

Language:
Yoruba

2nd sg. hon.

- the 2nd pl subject pronoun is used for a polite address; it is used to address a superior individual, an older person, or a person of higher social status

è̩yin

2nd sg. hon.

- this is a form of pronominal which belongs to a series of free pronouns which occur exclusively in non-verbal clauses and before verbs such as ‘where is?’, ´nkó̩ ‘what about?’ etc.;

- in other structures, pronominals can replace ordinary pronouns and then indicate emphasis;

- these pronominals behave more like nouns than like pronouns;

- used to address a superior individual, an older person or a person of higher social status