Datapoint Yindjibarndi / Politeness Distinctions in Pronouns

Feature:Politeness Distinctions in Pronouns by Johannes Helmbrecht
Value:No politeness distinction


Sentence 423:

In Yindjibarndi exist two pronouns in the dual for each singular pronoun, one for 'same generation' and an other for 'adjacent generations'. The first is used in references to any two

persons who are exactly in the same generation level or are in generation levels which are separated by an even nunmber of generations; for example 'two brothers', 'a man and his sister in law' 'a woman and her grandmother', 'a man and his great uncle'. The second in used in respect of two persons who are seperated by an odd number of generations; for example 'a man and his son', 'a woman and her aunt', 'a man and his great grandmother'.