[b-hebrew] We and us

David Kummerow farmerjoeblo at hotmail.com
Tue Nov 14 16:40:04 EST 2006


Yes. English "you" was once an accusative second-person plural pronoun 
which was also used for polite singular address. In this function it 
contrasted with "thou" but eventually replaced "thou".

David Kummerow.

>    Wasn't there a clear social distinction between 'thou' and 'you' in 
> the  past, a distinction clearly retained in current German between 
> 'Du'  and 'Sie' ?
>    Uri
>
>




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