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On Thu, 8 Feb 2001, Nik Taylor wrote:

> Why not?  The pronoun system itself has undergone many changes over the
> centuries.  Pronouns become gradually less respectful, until they're
> abandoned, and new pronouns are invented as respectful pronouns.
> "Boku", for one, originally meant "servant", and was a very humble way
> of saying "I", that was about a century ago.  Today, it can only be used
> in informal (IIRC) settings.

Neat.  The polite first person Hrondu pronoun is wasoo, which literally
means "servant."  And the polite second person is "tamina," which means
"beauty," or "the beautiful one."



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