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Avoidance speech

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  1. is a feature of many Australian Aboriginal languages, some North American languages and Bantu languages (called ukuhlonipa in Zulu, for example) of Africa whereby in the presence of certain relatives it is taboo to use everyday speech style, and inst

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    created by user picturefactobot on February 15, 2009
  2. styles tend to have the same phonology and grammar as the standard language they are a part of

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    created by user picturefactobot on February 15, 2009
  3. The lexicon, however, tends to be smaller than is normal speech, since it only needs to be used when conversation with the taboo relatives is absolutely necessary

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  4. For instance, in Dyirbal there is the regular speech style (called Guwal) and the avoidance style Dyalngui consisting of a special set of lexical items that are substituted for Guwal words in the presence of opposite-sex parents-in-law, opposite-sex

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    created by user picturefactobot on February 15, 2009
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