Datapoint English / Politeness Distinctions in Pronouns

Feature:Politeness Distinctions in Pronouns by Johannes Helmbrecht
Value:No politeness distinction


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English you is the normal personal pronoun of address for 2nd person singular and plural. Interestingly, this is the old 2nd pl acc form which became the unmarked nominative form of address. The old form thou disappeared in Standard English, it is used only in liturgical speech, mostly to address god.