|Feature:||Politeness Distinctions in Pronouns by Johannes Helmbrecht|
|Value:||Binary politeness distinction|
2nd sg. fam.
2nd sg. hon.
- etymologically, this is a 2nd pl pronoun; there is
another 2nd pl pronoun with no politeness meaning;
- there are special forms for 1st and 3rd persons verbs
which indicate whether the speaker uses a 2nd polite or
a 2nd familiar pronoun to address the hearer (this is a
different type of marking politeness than by
-historically, this form might be a combination of 2nd
pl zu + erg case marker -ek; evidence for this
hypothesis is that zuek is nominative and active
(Lafitte's terminology) while all other pronouns
distinguish these cases