|Language:||Tibetan (Standard Spoken)|
|Feature:||Politeness Distinctions in Pronouns by Johannes Helmbrecht|
|Value:||Binary politeness distinction|
2nd sg. hon.
- Etymology: the constituents rang (self) and tsho(group) are transparent to native speakers; rnam is found asa noun in Preclassical Tibetan, meaning 'individuals'
2nd pl. hon.
- the second form is based on the 1sg ordinary pronoun, thegrammar, however, does not indicate the rules of usage;
- all plural honorific pronouns take the form rnams whichderives from a noun in Preclassical Tibetan with the meaning'individuals'
2nd sg. fam.
-2pl familiar pronoun; based on 2sg familiar