Re: [SCA Newcomers] On the use of thou, was "Couple of Questions"
- At 03:54 PM 12/22/2006, you wrote:
>Why whenever the Japanese would *not* use an honorific or when they wouldI took two years of French in high school, and I never could keep straight
>use _chan or _kun of course--simple! (Innocent look.) Look up the rules
>for using "tu" in French. It serves the same function.
the differences between tu and vous. Languages is not my forte, having had
even Japanese drilled out of my head in elementary school (which I ever
regret now). And as far as I was ever taught for honorifics, everyone
teaching me was my elder, so everyone except kids my own age would receive
such honor... ah, now I understand what you are saying. :-D
>Close friends and lovers can most definitely be addressed asWhat way would that mean?
>"thou". Addressing a stranger as "thou" can convey certain meanings, but
>should only be used when you mean it that way.
>Interestingly, the communities where people use "thou" are not doing so toThank you Elspeth-san. I appreciate your clarifications and wisdom (deep bow).
>be archaic, but rather to reflect humbleness.
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