gender voice variants

Michael Everson everson at
Thu Dec 20 11:22:08 CET 2012

On 20 Dec 2012, at 02:01, "Broome, Karen" <Karen.Broome at> wrote:

>> The problem comes in when you have shared online components. You really don't want to mix du and Sie on the same page, addressing the same user.
> This. So you want this to be in the language tag. Keeps it clean.

Levels of politeness in pronominal and verbal structures is not binarily "clean" in the world's languages. "Formal" and "informal" is not adequate, if you want to argue for opening a floodgate.

Michael Everson *

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