[LMB] OT: Spanish

Sylvia McIvers sylviamcivers at gmail.com
Fri Dec 17 17:23:55 GMT 2021


On Tue, Dec 14, 2021 at 5:31 PM Howard Brazee <howard at brazee.net> wrote:

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>
> > 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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>

Thee and thou are for good friends, like your friend from childhood, and
like G-d.


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