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Re: [folkspraak] Re: Grammar / Sie

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  • Xipirho
    Was biny al excellent xais (was bine di dence von neu wort?!)? cony nihty ecselent/ekselent bine mer gud? Ich dence dat hok en oer diq
    Message 1 of 2 , Jun 2, 2002
      Was biny al <this> "excellent" xais (was bine di dence von <this> neu
      wort?!)? cony nihty ecselent/ekselent bine mer gud? Ich dence dat "hok
      en" oer <some> diq mer dutx lic dat cony biny mer mer (how do you say
      "even better"?) gud! Dy <rest> von dy brjf bine ver wais makende, danc
      for het!

      Gud dag.

      What is this "excellent" shit (what are you thinking of this new
      word?!)? could not ecselent/ekselent be more good? I think that "high
      one" or some thing more German like that could be even more good! The
      rest of the letter is very informative (wise making), thanks for that!

      Good day.

      On Friday, May 3, 2002, at 03:17 , Menno RUBINGH wrote:

      >> From: "wordwulf" <eparsels@...>
      >> As for the Swedish pronouns, you're quite right. They don't get
      >> capitalized unless they are at the beginning of a sentence. German
      >> Sie, however, is the polite 2nd person subject pronoun. Once upon a
      >> time, the 2nd person pronouns were du and ihr, but during the days of
      >> the aristocracy, the custom arose of flattering the egos of the rich
      >> and powerful by referring to them with 3rd person pronouns arose.
      >> (After all, what baron wants to be called 'hey, you' by a peasant?)
      >> So the plural 3rd person 'sie' was adopted, which is ironic,
      >> since 'sie' was originally the singular feminine 3rd person pronoun
      >> that later was adopted for the plural. I guess it was adopted
      >> because the plural of nouns and the definite article had come to look
      >> alot like the feminine.
      > Wär det reht ? Ik havde immer denkt dat "Sie" wär parallel med de
      > Italiaansk polite 2nd persoon pronoun "Lei", wat wär identik med de
      > Italiaansk 3rd persoon singular "lei". Min supposition wärde dat de
      > polite "Lei" wär en afkorting af "de hoogheid" (l'altezza) or af "de
      > excellentie" or af some af desse mange feminin substantif wat hav
      > similar bedeuting. I.e., ik havde denkt dat de femininity af "Sie" and
      > "Lei" kom fran de -- in sich komplet arbitrary -- fakt dat desse
      > "excellentiserende" :-) polite substantiv wär meest feminin.
      > Wär ik net reht in min supposition hier ? (Ik ben net en
      > spraakprofessioneller, ik ben only en spraakamateur...)
      > ---
      > Best grut, Menno (Popping in at en totaal willkeurig moment)
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