Datapoint Ambon Malay/Politeness distinctions in second-person pronouns

The forms ose and os are markedly unpolite. The form se, however, does not carry this marking, and is used when no outspoken respect needs to be expressed. The forms ale and al express intimacy, and are used among peers or to people of lower status. When respect is called for, pronouns are avoided altogether.

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Titles used as second person forms

Example 68-24:
ose/os/se; ale/al
ose/os/se;
2sg.INFORMAL
ale/al
2sg.sbj.INFORMAL
you (singular, informal)

Source: Paauw 2008: 406

Example 68-16:
Tadi se dapa brapa?
Tadi
just.now
se
2sg
dapa
get
brapa?
how.many
How many did you get?

Source: van Minde 1997: 267

Example 68-28:
Ose nanti, seng ampas, ose tra ampas lei!
Ose
2sg
nanti,
wait
seng
neg
ampas,
waste
ose
2sg
tra
neg
ampas
waste
lei!
also
You just wait, nothing, not even a trace of you will remain! OR: I won't spare you at all!

Source: van Minde 1997: 276

Confidence:
Certain