Datapoint Russian / Politeness Distinctions in Pronouns

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

Examples

Sentence 1980:

ty

2nd sg. fam.

- used to address friends, colleagues of similar age and

status, children, God, oneself, animals; also used as a

genaral indefinite pronoun 'one, someone', e.g. to give

generalized information or instruction

vy

2nd sg. hon.

- 2nd sg polite form used to express respect to

superiors, strangers, students to teachers, etc.

vy

2nd pl. fam.

References