|Feature:||Politeness Distinctions in Pronouns by Johannes Helmbrecht|
|Value:||Binary politeness distinction|
2nd sg. hon.
2nd pl. hon.
- in Colloquial Ainu, the Classical Ainu 1st pl aoka
became a 1st pl incl and was used as a polite form of
address in sg and pl reference;
- the etymollogy is: a- (1st trans. actor prefix) +oka
(plural form of the verb an 'exist' meaning 'they exist')