Datapoint Suena / Politeness Distinctions in Pronouns

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

Examples

Sentence 1870:

ni

2nd sg. fam.

- 2nd sg familiar pronoun;

- /-to/ is the regular dual marker; /-kare/ is the regular plural marker

nima

2nd sg. hon.

- 2nd sg honorific pronoun;

- morphologically, the 2nd sg pronoun ni is combined

with the honorific vocative word –ma; /-to/ is the regular dual marker; /-kare/ is the regular plural marker;

- in Suena, in-laws are taboo, avoidance expressions have to be used instead to address them, something like 'here comes the honoured person'

nimakare

2nd pl. hon.

- notes see nima

nimato

2nd pl. hon.

- 2nd dual honorific pronoun

References