Subject: Re: PART TWO: winning industrial-use of lisp:  Re: Norvig's latest paper on Lisp
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: Thu, 20 Jun 2002 21:29:25 GMT
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
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* James A. Crippen
| Almost all other languages do not special case capitalization of pronouns,
| thus they're only capitalized at the beginning of a sentence.  The exception
| is typically for reference to the Christian deity.

  Well, Norwegian has a formal version of the second person singular pronouns
  that correspond to the second person plural pronouns.  They are capitalized
  in this version (De, Dem, Deres).  Our "schools" have actively discouraged
  politeness and formal forms of expression for about 30 years and hence few
  under 40 know what it means when someone uses these terms.  Our most ignorant
  young have sometimes been known to believe it was the plural form and have
  failed to understand when they were addressed.
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