You, Formal and In-

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You, Formal and In-

Postby Slava » Wed Dec 04, 2013 6:23 pm

The Economist has an article on where the forms of "you" are going in languages. It appears most are losing the formal version, though a few are getting stricter. It's not very in-depth, but worth a read: ... y-language

Last I knew, the distinction was still in effect in Russia. How about other places?
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Re: You, Formal and In-

Postby Perry Lassiter » Wed Dec 04, 2013 10:47 pm

With several Hispanics (Mexican and Cuban) I have met in the last ten years, we have gone almost instantly to informal tu ands second person verbs.

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