Politeness distinctions in pronouns (Northern Mansi)

PolitNoPn: Pronoun avoidance. Certain languages do not use pronouns to express politeness, but have a rich inventory of other strategies for expressing the distinction.

Politeness is not expressed by personal pronouns in Northern Mansi. The patronymic, the surname and the pronoun naŋ ‘you’ can be used in formal and informal settings. (S. D.).


Szilvia Németh