Datapoint Greek (Modern) / Politeness Distinctions in Pronouns

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

Examples

Sentence 2481:

eseis

2nd sg. hon.

- used among educated adults to express respect;

Children/ young people use it to address e.g. teachers;

middle class adults use it among themselves

esí

2nd sg. fam.

- informal, used among children and young people;

advertisers to popular audience

sas

2nd sg. hon.

- used among educated adults to express respect; sas

is the clitic variant of eseís

2nd sg. fam.

- familiar form; used among children and young

people; informal address; advertisers to popular

audience; is the clitic variant of esí

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