Sentence 4039

Language:
Dutch

jij

2nd sg. fam.

- 2nd sg familiar form used to address friends,

relatives, children, animals

jullie

2nd pl. hon.

- etymologically jullie is a combination of jelie (den)

'you people', jullie is occasionally used as the plural of u

u

2nd sg. hon.

- 2nd sg polite form used to address strangers, elders

etc. similar to German Sie; there is still a sizable

number of person who use it to address their parents

(it was common bevor WWII); grandparents, aunts and

uncles, and God are addressed by u; etymologically u

derives from Uwe Edelheid 'Your Nobility' (Head

1978:168))