[b-hebrew] We and us
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".
> 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' ?
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