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Re: CHAT: Politeness in conlangs
On Mon, 14 Jun 1999, Nik Taylor wrote:
> Andrew Smith wrote:
> > Brithenig has two words for "you" in the same pattern: familiar (ty) and
> > formal/plural (gw).
> What is the origin of _gw_?
"vos". If I remember aright, Latin v [w] -> gw & final -s drops away.
I'm not sure what happened to the o, though. Probably got lost in the
shuffle. :) Or dissapeared into a vocalised w.
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