chapter  5
Imperatives and politeness
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This form of the verb should however be used with great care. It is most appropriately used among friends or in intimate informal relationships as in sentences 1 and 2. Sometimes, it can be used with people from lower ranks of society though this use is now on the decrease. It is also used to address animals. In some cases, it is the most commonly used form in abusive language. Most interestingly, the same form can be used to address one’s mother or addressing or appealing to God(s). The following examples are illustrative:

O rikshaavaale jaldii kar

Hey rickshaw puller, hurry up.