|Feature:||Politeness Distinctions in Pronouns by Johannes Helmbrecht|
|Value:||Multiple politeness distinctions|
2nd sg. fam.
- familiar form of address, derives historically fromProto-Tamil niin
2nd pl. fam.
- according to ), niinkaL
derives historically from the repluralization of the Proto-Tamil2nd pl form niim + kaL 'pl';
- this form is used as familiar form of plural address
2nd sg. hhon.
- more polite form of address than niir;
2nd sg. hon.
- polite form of address, derives historically from the old sgniin + yir 'pl'