Example 31-42

Jisus ta bensua nha, ta kunpanha nha.
Jisus
Jesus
ta
tam
bensua
bless
nha,
you
ta
tam
kunpanha
accompany
nha.
you
May Jesus bless you and be with you.
Comment:
There is a generational gap where older people use the polite form nho and nha as 'you' as opposed to bu (informal 'you'). Younger people may say sinhor Paiva 'sinhor Paiva' addressing an individual using a third person nominal like sinhor or sinhora. The younger generation rarely uses the polite forms nho, nha.
Type:
naturalistic spoken
Source:
Idilha Alves, p.c. (2000)