Datapoint Persian / Politeness Distinctions in Pronouns

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

Examples

Sentence 1970:

šoma

2nd sg. hon.

- 2nd sg polite form, used to address less familiar

people and to convey the speaker's respect for the

hearer (age, status); grandchildren to grandparents;

students to teacher, professor

šoma

2nd pl. fam.

to

2nd sg. fam.

- used to address family members and close friends

References