Datapoint Taba / Politeness Distinctions in Pronouns

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

Examples

Sentence 3087:

h=

2nd sg. hon.

- 2nd plural actor clitic is used as honorific form of

address if the addressee is older than the speaker;

- plural is also indicator of respect when adressing/ referring to an individual of greater age than speaker

meu

2nd sg. hon.

- 2nd plural pronoun is used as honorific form of address if the addressee is older than the speaker

- free pronouns are used in all syntactic functions, a

set of clitic pronouns is used for actor cross referencing;

- plural is also indicator of respect when adressing/

referring to an individual of greater age than speaker

References