Datapoint Koromfe / Politeness Distinctions in Pronouns

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

Examples

Sentence 176:

na

2nd sg. hon.

- these plural pronouns are not used for normal

conversational politeness (e.g. with a stranger of more-

or-less equal status) in the way that French vous or

German Sie are; here the singular forms are always

found;

- it seems that the chief of the village is the

lowest social rank for which the plurals are used.

References