Datapoint Quechua (Imbabura) / Politeness Distinctions in Pronouns

Language:Quechua (Imbabura)
Feature:Politeness Distinctions in Pronouns by Johannes Helmbrecht
Value:Binary politeness distinction



2nd sg. hon.

- this form is derived from Proto-Quechua kiki- which

is used in non-northern Quechua as emphatic reflexive

pronoun, this useage is lost in Imbabura Quechua;

- usually, the honorific pronoun is accompanied with a

honorific suffix -pa in the verb;

- usage is like Spanish usted; used to addressteachers,

parents, superiors