Datapoint Gaelic (Scots) / Politeness Distinctions in Pronouns

Language:Gaelic (Scots)
Feature:Politeness Distinctions in Pronouns by Johannes Helmbrecht
Value:Binary politeness distinction

Examples

Sentence 2973:

sibh

2nd sg. hon.

- used by children in addressing their parents, by

inferiors in addressing superiors, or their elders, and

generally as a mark of courtesy; 2nd plural agreement

on verb

sibh

2nd sg. hon.

- the use of the 2nd pl as a polite form of address is

widespread in Scottish Gealic;

- it is used among people of 40 years of age and above

to address superiors;

- elders expect to receive the polite use of sibh,

otherwise speakers are considered impolite

References