Re: German 'duzen' and 'siezen' — etymology?
|From:||René Uittenbogaard <ruittenb@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, October 17, 2006, 8:27|
Dutch has the boring "tutoyeren" which obviously has been dutchified
from French, but more interesing is the construction "jijen en jouen"
(created from the pronouns _jij_ and _jou_) which isn't really conjugated
exept for the nominal form "gejij en gejou" (German equivalent: das Duzen).
Het gejij en gejou tegen leraren moet ophouden.
The "Duzen" of teachers has to stop.