Datapoint Afrikaans/Politeness distinctions in second-person pronouns

Besides jy (2SG), julle (2PL) and u (2POL), polite spoken Afrikaans also employs the Southeast Asian way of using titles as pronouns. The third person pronoun may also be used for polite address.

Values

Titles used as second person forms

Example 29-27:
{Jy/U/Oom} moet {jou/u/Oom} gedra.
{Jy/U/Oom}
{2sg.nom/2.pol/Uncle}
moet
must
{jou/u/Oom}
{2sg/2.pol/Uncle}
gedra.
behave
You should behave yourself, (Sir).

Source: Ponelis 1979: 39-40

Example 29-26:
jy, julle vs. u
jy,
2sg.nom
julle
2pl
vs.
vs.
u
2.pol
you (SG and PL) vs. you (SG and PL, polite)
Example 29-28:
Sy lyk te pragtig in daardie rok!
Sy
she
lyk
looks
te
too
pragtig
beautiful
in
in
daardie
that
rok!
dress
Madam, you look too beautiful in that dress!
Confidence:
Very certain