Datapoint Bislama/Politeness distinctions in second-person pronouns

The use of the 2PL form yufala for polite address is only attested with certain traditional respect relationships, e.g. addressing mother’s (classificatory) brother.

Values

Binary pronominal politeness distinction

Example 23-40:
be i gud yufala i talem olsem
be
but
i
agr
gud
good
yufala
2pl
i
agr
talem
tell
olsem
like
But it's good you tell (me) this.

Source: Meyerhoff 1999: 237

Example 23-39:
yu no save shopping blong ol man wetem blong yu
yu
2sg
no
neg
save
can
shopping
shopping
blong
poss
ol
pl
man
man
wetem
with
blong
poss
yu
2sg
You can't do everyone else's shopping and yours.

Source: Meyerhoff 1994-1995 field recordings

Confidence:
Certain