Datapoint Finnish / Politeness Distinctions in Pronouns

Language:Finnish
Feature:Politeness Distinctions in Pronouns by Johannes Helmbrecht
Value:Binary politeness distinction

Examples

Sentence 321:

sinä

2nd sg. fam.

- since free personal pronouns are usually dropped in

subject position, the 2sg personal suffix on the verb

/-t/ indicates the person category of the subject

te

2nd pl.

- 2nd pl familiar, verbal suffix is -tte

te

2nd sg. hon.

- the 2nd pl pronoun can also be used to indicate

politeness in addressing a single person; the verbal

suffix for 2nd pl subject is -tte

References