[LMB] OT: Spanish

Howard Brazee howard at brazee.net
Tue Dec 14 22:31:12 GMT 2021



> On Dec 14, 2021, at 3:26 PM, Karen Hunt <huntkc at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> Usted is more formal, suited for talking to your parents.
> Keep in mind, though, that different subdialects of Spanish might put
> boundary lines of formal versus familiar in different places.

Time and place change this.

It’s interesting that many people think “thee and thou” are formal.   That’s because we only find them in the Bible.   But they are the familiar forms that are mostly obsolete in English.


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