Datapoint Nahuatl (North Puebla) / Politeness Distinctions in Pronouns

Language:Nahuatl (North Puebla)
Feature:Politeness Distinctions in Pronouns by Johannes Helmbrecht
Value:Binary politeness distinction

Examples

Sentence 2307:

mo-

2nd sg. hon.

- bound subject prefixes have a 2nd sg/pl polite form

-mo which is identical with the reflexive marker –mo

mo-

2nd pl. hon.

name'wa-n-ci-cin

2nd pl. hon.

- 2nd pl polite indpendent pronoun; attached are a

plural affix -n, the reduplicated honorific affix -ci, and

-cin

te

2nd sg. hon.

- the uspecific object pronoun te- is used as a 2nd

person sg/pl polite object prefix

te'wa-cin

2nd sg. hon.

- this is the 2nd sg free pro plus a honorific marker

-cin;

- the 2nd person sg free pro te'wa-tl is identical with

the 1st pl free pro, except that this form te'wa-n has a

plural marker attached

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