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Reverential Form

Reverential Form

A reverential form is an expression of social deixis that encodes very high status.

The Latin second person plural pronoun vos was a reverential form for addressing the emperor.

Page/s: 253, 255–256
Source: Brown, R. and Gilman 1960

Brown, Roger, and Albert Gilman. 1960. "The pronouns of power and solidarity." In Sebeok 1960

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