Datapoint Mandarin / Politeness Distinctions in Pronouns

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

Examples

Sentence 1423:

Personal pronouns are generally avoided in discours, except when a participant has to be highlighted or needs to be specified because of the expectation of the hearer. The reference grammar by ) does not mention any politenes distinctions in personal pronouns.

nin

2nd sg. hon

- polite form of nii (2sg) used predominantly in the Peiping dialect of Mandarin

References