|Feature:||Politeness Distinctions in Pronouns by Johannes Helmbrecht|
|Value:||Binary politeness distinction|
2nd sg. hon.
- these plural pronouns are not used for normal
conversational politeness (e.g. with a stranger of more-
or-less equal status) in the way that French vous or
German Sie are; here the singular forms are always
- it seems that the chief of the village is the
lowest social rank for which the plurals are used.